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Author Romano, Carlin
Title America the philosophical / Carlin Romano
Imprint New York : Knopf, 2012
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  B851 .R66 2012    AVAILABLE    30610020379293
 RCHSS Library  B851 R66 2012    AVAILABLE    30560400623283
Edition 1st ed
Descript 672 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [611]-639) and index
American philosophy and the tradition. Therapists, bootstrappers, infantry ; Parsing America ; Great white men and the Ivy League cavalcade ; Rorty's revolution -- Abandoning toothless truth : other white males muscle in. Persuasion and the brows ; Psychologists and psychiatrist ; The literary critics ; The political theorists ; Linguist, mathematician, neurologist ; The casual wisemen ; The print journalists ; The broadcasters -- The rising outsiders. African Americans ; Women ; Native Americans ; Gays -- Gutenberg's revenge : the explosion of cyberphilosophy. The book lives! ; Cyberpolitics ; Cyberreligion ; Cyberliterature ; Cybercynics -- Isocrates : a man, not a typo. Busting Isocrates ; Isocrates's life ; Images and clichés of Isocrates ; Sophists and sophistry ; Rhetoricians and rhetoric ; Isocrates, philosopher ; Isocrates, Greece and America -- Just saying no to justification : the magnificent failure of John Rawls. Not since John Stuart Mill ; A lucky life ; Just another word for nothing left to argue about ; Rawls on justification ; "The theory is not successful" -- Epilogue. Obama, philosopher in chief
A bold, insightful book that rejects the myth of America the Unphilosophical, arguing that America today towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace of truth and argument that far surpasses ancient Greece or any other place one can name.Publisher's description
Subject Philosophy -- United States
United States -- Intellectual life
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