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Product Description: For scholars working on almost any aspect of American thought, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America presents an indispensable reference work. Selecting over 700 figures from the Dictionary of Early American Philosophers and the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, this condensed edition includes key contributors to philosophical thought...read more
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781472570543 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 11, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: For scholars working on almost any aspect of American thought, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America presents an indispensable reference work.

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Product Description: Dewey is known for education theories to promote democracy, but what is democracy for? His philosophy advanced democracy as education itself, reaching higher levels of social intelligence. Praising community or promoting rights doesn't get to the heart of Dewey's vision, which seeks everyone's good in a social life that is intelligently lived...read more

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9781137467348 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 23, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Dewey is known for education theories to promote democracy, but what is democracy for?

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Product Description: Bringing together active neuroscientists, neurophilosophers, and scholars this volume considers the prospects of a neuroscientifically-informed pragmatism and a pragmatically-informed neuroscience on issues ranging from the nature of mental life to the implications of neuroscience for education and ethics...read more
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781137376060 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 21, 2014, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Bringing together active neuroscientists, neurophilosophers, and scholars this volume considers the prospects of a neuroscientifically-informed pragmatism and a pragmatically-informed neuroscience on issues ranging from the nature of mental life to the implications of neuroscience for education and ethics.

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By John R. Shook (editor)

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9789042038127 | Rodopi Bv Editions, February 11, 2014, cover price $63.00

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Contents: Joseph MARGOLIS: Pragmatism's New Options Guy AXTELL: The Present Dilemma in Philosophy Sam PAGE: Unconditional Truth in Practice Gregory L. REECE: Language Games, Forms of Life and Conceptual Schemes: Wittgenstein, Davidson, and Religious Belief Lee A. MCBRIDE: Collectivistic Individualism: Dewey and MacIntyre Ronald A. KUIPERS: Stout s Democracy without Secularism: But is it a Tradition? Maughn Rollins GREGORY: Pragmatist Value Inquiry James O. PAWELSKI: Teaching Pragmatism Pragmatically: A Promising Approach to the Cultivation of Character Keiichi TAKAYA: Why Do Schools Fail? Dewey on Imagination Joel W. KRUEGER: James on Experience and the Extended Mind Book Reviews: Colin KOOPMAN: Review of James Livingston, Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy: Rethinking the Politics of American History Colin KOOPMAN: Review of Robert B. Talisse, Democracy After Liberalism: Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9789042037540 | Rodopi Bv Editions, October 3, 2013, cover price $51.30
9789042021228 | Rodopi Bv Editions, October 30, 2006, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Contents: Joseph MARGOLIS: Pragmatism's New Options Guy AXTELL: The Present Dilemma in Philosophy Sam PAGE: Unconditional Truth in Practice Gregory L.

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Product Description: The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, which contains over 400 entries by nearly 300 authors, provides an account of philosophical thought in the United States and Canada between 1600 and 1860. The label of "philosopher" has been broadly applied in this Dictionary to intellectuals who have made philosophical contributions regardless of academic career or professional title...read more
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781843711827 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 5, 2012, cover price $895.00 | About this edition: The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, which contains over 400 entries by nearly 300 authors, provides an account of philosophical thought in the United States and Canada between 1600 and 1860.

The God Debates presents a comprehensive, non-technical survey of the quest for knowledge of God, allowing readers to participate in a debate about the existence of God and gain understanding and appreciation of religion?s conceptual foundations. Explains key arguments for and against God's existence in clear ways for readers at all levels Brings theological debates up to the present with current ideas from modernism, postmodernism, fideism, evidentialism, presuppositionalism, and mysticism Updates criticism of theology by dealing with the latest terms of the God debates instead of outdated caricatures of religion Helps nonbelievers to learn important theological standpoints while noting their shortcomings Encourages believers and nonbelievers to enjoy informed dialogue with each other Concludes with an overview of religious and nonreligious worldviews and predictions about the future of faith and reason

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9781444336412 | Blackwell Pub, October 19, 2010, cover price $100.95 | About this edition: The God Debates presents a comprehensive, non-technical survey of the quest for knowledge of God, allowing readers to participate in a debate about the existence of God and gain understanding and appreciation of religion?

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9781444336429 | Blackwell Pub, October 19, 2010, cover price $29.95

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9781118146736 | Blackwell Pub, August 2, 2011, cover price $84.95
9781444328059 | Blackwell Pub, August 2, 2010, cover price $84.95

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Product Description: William James (1842-1910) was one of the most original and influential American thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a professor at Harvard University he published many works that had a wide-ranging impact on both psychology and philosophy...read more
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781616144395 | Prometheus Books, May 24, 2011, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: William James (1842-1910) was one of the most original and influential American thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Product Description: John Dewey was recognized in his own day as America's philosopher. His defenses of pragmatism, naturalism, humanism, and democracy stand among the highest achievements of thought, and they helped shape the destiny of America and the world...read more
By Paul Kurtz (editor) and John R. Shook (editor)

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9781616142292 | Prometheus Books, December 1, 2010, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: John Dewey was recognized in his own day as America's philosopher.

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Product Description: The question of how far Dewey's thought is indebted to Hegel has long been a conundrum for philosophers. This book shows that, far from repudiating Hegel, Dewey's entire pragmatic philosophy is premised on a philosophy of spiritinspired by Hegel's project...read more
By James A. Good (editor) and John R. Shook (editor)

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9780823231386 | Fordham Univ Pr, October 30, 2010, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The question of how far Dewey's thought is indebted to Hegel has long been a conundrum for philosophers.

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9780823231393 | Fordham Univ Pr, October 30, 2010, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The question of how far Dewey's thought is indebted to Hegel has long been a conundrum for philosophers.

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Product Description: For more than three decades, philosopher Paul Kurtz has been a strong advocate of skepticism, not only as a philosophical position, but also as a fulfilling way of life. Contrary to the view that skepticism is merely a negative, nay saying, or debunking stance toward commonly held beliefs, skepticism as defined by Kurtz emerges reborn as "skeptical inquiry"—a decidedly positive philosophy ready and able to change the world...read more
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781591027782 | Prometheus Books, February 23, 2010, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: For more than three decades, philosopher Paul Kurtz has been a strong advocate of skepticism, not only as a philosophical position, but also as a fulfilling way of life.

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Product Description: Transformers began with toys and a cartoon series in 1984 and has since grown to include comic books, movies, and video games — its science fiction story has reached an audience with a wide range second only to that of Star Wars...read more
By John R. Shook (editor) and Liz Stillwaggon Swan (editor)

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9780812696677 | Open Court Pub Co, May 1, 2009, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Transformers began with toys and a cartoon series in 1984 and has since grown to include comic books, movies, and video games — its science fiction story has reached an audience with a wide range second only to that of Star Wars.

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Product Description: A Companion to Pragmatism, comprised of 38 newly commissioned essays, provides comprehensive coverage of one of the most vibrant and exciting fields of philosophy today. Unique in depth and coverage of classical figures and their philosophies as well as pragmatism as a living force in philosophy...read more
By Joseph Margolis (editor) and John R. Shook (editor)

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9781405116213 | Blackwell Pub, February 3, 2006, cover price $223.95 | About this edition: A Companion to Pragmatism, comprised of 38 newly commissioned essays, provides comprehensive coverage of one of the most vibrant and exciting fields of philosophy today.

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9781405188333 | Blackwell Pub, February 17, 2009, cover price $61.95 | About this edition: A Companion to Pragmatism, comprised of 38 newly commissioned essays, provides comprehensive coverage of one of the most vibrant and exciting fields of philosophy today.

Miscellaneous:

9781405153119 | Blackwell Pub, April 15, 2008, cover price $173.95

Miscellaneous:

9780470997079 | Onl edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, April 25, 2008), cover price $170.00

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Product Description: The renaissance of pragmatism in recent decades has stimulated renewed study of the classical pragmatists. Until this volume, F. C. S. Schiller (1864–1937) was the only major pragmatist from the classical era whose significant writings remained uncollected for renewed scholarly study...read more
By Hugh McDonald (editor) and John R. Shook (editor)

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9781591025498 | Humanity Books, June 5, 2007, cover price $68.99 | About this edition: The renaissance of pragmatism in recent decades has stimulated renewed study of the classical pragmatists.

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Product Description: Cambridge pragmatism was recognisably different from the instrumentalism of Dewey's Chicago school. Until James's death in 1910, commentators on pragmatism typically either wrote about James's pragmatism or Dewey's instrumentalism, but not both...read more
By Andre De Tienne (editor) and John R. Shook (editor)

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9781843711476 | Thoemmes Pr, June 1, 2006, cover price $1260.00 | About this edition: Cambridge pragmatism was recognisably different from the instrumentalism of Dewey's Chicago school.

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Product Description: Pragmatism, the philosophy native to America, has once again grown to prominence in philosophical debate around the world. Today, the type of pragmatism that is proving to be of greatest value for fostering discussions with other worldviews is pragmatic naturalism...read more
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781573929974 | Prometheus Books, February 1, 2003, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Pragmatism, the philosophy native to America, has once again grown to prominence in philosophical debate around the world.

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Product Description: These volumes reprint five of the most significant critiques of pragmatism written before World War I, along with a selection of contemporary responses and replies. Each author was a formidable philosophical critic. James B. Pratt was educated at Harvard; initially attracted to James's pragmatism, he soon became a member of the Realist movement...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Andrew Christie (introduced by), Harvey Cormier (introduced by), Peter Manicas (introduced by), John R. Shook (editor) and Kenneth Westphal (introduced by)

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9781855069145 | Thoemmes Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $480.00 | About this edition: These volumes reprint five of the most significant critiques of pragmatism written before World War I, along with a selection of contemporary responses and replies.

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Product Description: The Foundations of Pragmatism in American Thought Series offers two sets of volumes containing the most significant defenses and critiques of pragmatism written before World War I: the Early Defenders of Pragmatism and Early Critics of Pragmatism...read more
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781855068896 | Thoemmes Pr, May 1, 2001, cover price $960.00 | About this edition: The Foundations of Pragmatism in American Thought Series offers two sets of volumes containing the most significant defenses and critiques of pragmatism written before World War I: the Early Defenders of Pragmatism and Early Critics of Pragmatism.

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Product Description: The Chicago school of pragmatism was one of the most controversial and prominent intellectual movements of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Spanning the ferment of academic and social thought that erupted in those turbulent times in America, the Chicago pragmatists earned widespread attention and respect for many decades...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781855068308 | Thoemmes Pr, January 1, 2001, cover price $840.00 | About this edition: The Chicago school of pragmatism was one of the most controversial and prominent intellectual movements of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Product Description: The Chicago School of Functionalism was a major revolutionary force in psychology and philosophy. Its stunningly original use of evolutionary biology and experimental psychology created a novel pragmatic approach to the explanation of human behavior and intelligence...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By John R. Shook (editor)

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9781855068643 | Thoemmes Pr, July 1, 2000, cover price $720.00 | About this edition: The Chicago School of Functionalism was a major revolutionary force in psychology and philosophy.

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Product Description: The ongoing revival of interest in the work of American philosopher and pragmatist John Dewey has given rise to a burgeoning flow of commentaries, critical editions, and reevaluations of Dewey's writings. While previous studies of Dewey's work have taken either a historical or a topical focus, Shook offers an innovative, organic approach to understanding Dewey and eloquently shows that Dewey's instrumentalism grew seamlessly out of his idealism...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780826513557 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, October 1, 1999, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The ongoing revival of interest in the work of American philosopher and pragmatist John Dewey has given rise to a burgeoning flow of commentaries, critical editions, and reevaluations of Dewey's writings.

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9780826513625 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, February 1, 2000, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The ongoing revival of interest in the work of American philosopher and pragmatist John Dewey has given rise to a burgeoning flow of commentaries, critical editions, and reevaluations of Dewey's writings.

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