© 1989

The American Evasion of Philosophy

A Genealogy of Pragmatism


Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series

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About this book


A study of American pragmatism, this book looks at all the different stages from the Emersonian roots, through the dilemma of the mid-century pragmatic intellectual up to the decline and resurgence of American pragmatism. It also discusses prophetic pragmatism.


America consciousness democracy genealogy history individual individuality Michel Foucault philosophy pragmatism prehistory Romanticism tradition tragedy William James

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The American Evasion of Philosophy
  • Book Subtitle A Genealogy of Pragmatism
  • Authors Cornel West
  • Series Title Language, Discourse, Society
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-52568-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-52569-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-20415-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 279
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Philosophy
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