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By Vincent G. Potter

ISBN-10: 0585171394

ISBN-13: 9780585171395

ISBN-10: 0823212106

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This choice of 13 essays, while considered jointly, deals a special point of view at the historical past of yank philosophy. It illuminates for the 1st time in ebook shape, how 13 significant American philosophical thinkers considered an issue of exact curiosity within the American philosophical culture: the connection among adventure and mirrored image. Written by means of recognized professionals at the determine approximately which she or he writes, the essays are prepared chronologically to focus on the alterations and advancements in inspiration from Puritanism to Pragmatism to technique Philosophy. whereas Doctrine and adventure should be of specific curiosity to experts in American Philosophy, there's additionally a lot to supply somebody drawn to the highbrow and cultural heritage of the U.S.. so as of visual appeal, the essays are: Jonathan Edwards and the good Awakeningby John E. Smith center and Head: The brain of Thomas Jeffersonby Andrew J. ReckEmerson and the yankee Futureby Robert C. PollockChauncey Wright and the Pragmatistsby Edward MaddenCharles S. Peirce: motion via proposal - The Ethics of Experienceby Vincent G. PotterLife Is within the Transitions': Radical Empiricism and modern Concernsby John J. McDermottJohn Dewey and the Metaphysics of yank Democracyby Ralph W. SleeperIndividualization and Unification in Sartre and Deweyby Thelma Z. LevineJosiah Royce: Anticipator of ecu Existentialism and Phenomenologyby Jacqueline Ann ok. KegleyThe Transcendence of Materialism and Idealism in American Thoughtby John LachsC. I. Lewis and the Pragmatic culture in American Philosophyby Sandra RosenthalThe Social Philosophy of George Herbert Meadby David MillerExistence as Transaction: A Whiteheadian examine of Causalityby Elizabeth Kraus.

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3. Perry, Miller, Jonathan Edwards (New York: Sloane, 1949), pp. 35ff. 4. See Sidney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People, 2 vols. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972), II 375. 5. Religious Affections, ed. John E. Smith, The Works of Jonathan Edwards 2 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959), p. 4n; Charles Chauncy, Seasonable Thoughts on the State of Religion in New England (Boston, 1743), p. 111. Edwards' and Chauncy's views about revivalism were so divergent as not to allow for any common ground on which they could discuss.

After serving an apprenticeship under his grandfather, Solomon Stoddard, generally known as the "pope" of the Connecticut Valley, Edwards succeeded him in the church at Northampton, where he remained until his dismissal by the congregation in 1750. That action was the culmination of an antagonism between Edwards and the people centering on the qualifications for church membership and the reception of Communion. As we now know, the circumstances were complex and by no means confined to theological differences; those differences, nevertheless, were of great importance for our topic.

No one can undertake to speak about Edwards without mentioning a peculiar irony that has no parallel in the history of a major thinker. Edwards wrote at least 650 sermons, most of which we possess in manuscript, but one of these sermons, by no means typical, has turned out to be the only piece of his writing known to Page 8 those who know his name at all. " 2 This sermon, for more than half a century, has been cited in handbooks of American literature as the very hallmark of Puritan rhetoric. In it, Edwards' angry God is depicted as suspending sinners over the fiery pit of hell on a thread no stronger than that spun by a spider and used for flying on the wind.

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