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Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

Douglas R. Anderson


This book begins with the assumption that philosophy—the Greek love of wisdom—is alive and well in American culture. At the same time, professional philosophy remains relatively invisible. This book traverses American life to find places in the wider culture where professional philosophy in the distinctively American tradition can strike up a conversation. How might American philosophers talk to us about our religious experience, or political engagement, or literature—or even popular music? This book's second aim is to find places where philosophy happens in nonprofessional guises—cultural phe ... More

Keywords: American culture, religious experience, political engagement, country music, rock music, Beat literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780823225507
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas R. Anderson, author
Department of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale