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American Modern: The Path Not Taken: Aesthetics, Metaphysics, and Intellectual History in Classic American Philosophy (Paperback)
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American Modern: The Path Not Taken: Aesthetics, Metaphysics, and Intellectual History in Classic American Philosophy (Paperback)

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Paperback 226 Pages / Published: 17/10/1996
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Written in the American tradition, American Modern: The Path Not Taken describes how four major American thinkers practiced philosophy non-reductively by incorporating the arts and other human activities. Tejera provides a detailed analysis of Peirce, Dewey, Santayana, and Buchler, showing that the importance they placed on the human can cure what is missing in recent philosophy. American Modern will interest philosophers, historians of philosophy, and scholars of American intellectual history.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847683109
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


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Tejera writes with passion and brings us in contact with the greatest philosophers of our native tradition. -- John Lachs, Vanderbilt University
. . . a superb clarification of the complex philosophy of Buchler and of its relation to the philosophies of Peirce and Dewey...an invaluable contribution to the field of American classical philosophy. -- Thelma Z. Lavine, George Mason University
Tracing the path he believes philosophy should take, Tejera concentrates on Pierce, Dewey, Santayana, and Justus Buchler. His approach to these thinkers and their interpreters as well as to other contemporary schools of thought is distinctive and critical. -- Beth J. Singer, Brooklyn College
Tejera has superb insight into the themes and ambitions characteristic of America's greatest philosophers, which he articulates with force and accuracy . . . readers will be able to identify the considerable differences betweent these philosophies and other schools of thought, and they will appreciate the significance of these differences. -- James Gouinlock, Emory University

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