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Some Final Words

  • Thomas Halper
Part of the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series (PSCC, volume 10)

Abstract

Americans imagine themselves a practical people. This is the land of know-how, can-do, getting-things-done, doing-what-works. Its honors and rewards go to leaders and problem solvers. Its philosophy is prone to address self improvement or corporate management, and is more likely to invoke the clergy or football coaches than Aristotle or Kant. Theoretical concerns are apt to be dismissed as unimportant and irrelevant, pretentious and boring.

Keywords

Individual Autonomy Good Path Final Word Social Progress Public Realm 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Halper
    • 1
  1. 1.Baruch College and the Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkUSA

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