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Dylan H. Mayer
PHIL 327
Seattle Campus

American Philosophy

Study of some of the major American philosophers such as Peirce, Royce, Dewey, William James, C. I. Lewis, Goodman, Quine.

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A study of philosophy in America focusing on the elaboration and development of pragmatism. In particular, we will consider and evaluate the views of the pragmatists with regards to issues of truth, ethics, politics and religion. Authors to be read will include: Emerson, James, Peirce, Dewey, Cornel West and Stanley Cavell. The last section of the course will consist in a focused study of (some of) the writings of the recently deceased American philosopher Richard Rorty.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sara L. Caka
Date: 02/19/2008