Philosophy and the City

Although Native American philosophy is only starting to be recognized by “mainstream” philosophers for its valuable wisdom and contribution to the Anglo-European philosophical canon, Francis tells us how urban Indians have drawn on ...

Philosophy and the City

The definitive source book on philosophy and the city. Using philosophical works from ancient Greece to contemporary times, Philosophy and the City demonstrates both why philosophy matters to the city and how cities matter to philosophy. The collection addresses questions that remain central to urban planning and everyday urban life, such as, What is a city? What does it mean to be a good citizen? By bringing various perspectives together, Sharon M. Meagher provides readers the opportunity to better understand key philosophical debates concerning not only social and political philosophy but also place and identity formation, aesthetics, philosophy of race and diversity, and environmental philosophy. Sharon M. Meagher is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Scranton. She is the coeditor (with Patrice DiQuinzio) of Women and Children First: Feminism, Rhetoric, and Public Policy, also published by SUNY Press.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America

Urban served as President of the American Philosophical Association in 1925–26, and his presidential address was entitled “Progress in Philosophy in the Last Quarter Century.” Urban retired from Yale in 1941.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America

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. From 1600 to the present day, entries cover psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology and political science, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy. Clear and accessible, each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings and suggestions for further reading. Featuring a new preface by the editor and a comprehensive introduction, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America includes 30 new entries on twenty-first century thinkers including Martha Nussbaum and Patricia Churchland. With in-depth overviews of Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Noah Porter, Frederick Rauch, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson, this is an invaluable one-stop research volume to understanding leading figures in American thought and the development of American intellectual history.

American Philosophy An Encyclopedia

of technology, and urban studies (for which he remains best known). ... But he was also the author of four major works of philosophy (broadly conceived) on the ''renewal of life'' in which he developed his doctrine of ''organic humanism ...

American Philosophy  An Encyclopedia

The Encyclopedia of American Philosophy provides coverage of the major figures, concepts, historical periods and traditions in American philosophical thought. Containing over 600 entries written by scholars who are experts in the field, this Encyclopedia is the first of its kind. It is a scholarly reference work that is accessible to the ordinary reader by explaining complex ideas in simple terms and providing ample cross-references to facilitate further study. The Encyclopedia of American Philosophy contains a thorough analytical index and will serve as a standard, comprehensive reference work for universities and colleges. Topics covered include: Great philosophers: Emerson, Dewey, James, Royce, Peirce, Santayana Subjects: Pragmatism, Progress, the Future, Knowledge, Democracy, Growth, Truth Influences on American Philosophy: Hegel, Aristotle, Plato, British Enlightenment, Reformation Self-Assessments: Joe Margolis, Donald Davidson, Susan Haack, Peter Hare, John McDermott, Stanley Cavell Ethics: Value, Pleasure, Happiness, Duty, Judgment, Growth Political Philosophy: Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Freedom, Liberalism, Community, Identity

A Companion to African American Philosophy

Philosopher Tommy Lott in his insightful discussion of urban youth culture claims: As a dominant influence on black urban youth, rap music articulates the perspective of a black lumpen proletariat. For this reason, class lines have been ...

A Companion to African American Philosophy

This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary collection of newly commissioned articles brings together distinguished voices in the field of Africana philosophy and African-American social and political thought. Provides a comprehensive critical survey of African-American philosophical thought. Collects wide-ranging, multidisciplinary, newly commissioned articles in one authoritative volume. Serves as a benchmark work of reference for courses in philosophy, social and political thought, cultural studies, and African-American studies.

African American Philosophers

Articles “The Philosophy of Science and African Philosophy,” in African American Philosophy, Tommy L. Lott and John ... “Introductory Logic at a Predominantly African-American Open Admissions Urban University,” The APA Newsletter on ...

African American Philosophers

African-American Philosophers brings into conversation seventeen of the foremost thinkers of color to discuss issues such as Black existentialism, racism, Black women philosophers within the academy, affirmative action and the conceptual parameters of African-American philosophy.

Urban America and the Federal System

If the State chooses not to meet these two conditions , a Federal - local relationship Here then are the major themes underlying the Commission's philosophy of intergovernmental relations in urban areas and its view of ways in which the ...

Urban America and the Federal System


Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

His major contribution to the history of American philosophy and theology was an ability to synthesize disparate ... combined an eloquent literary style with a compelling theological message, which addressed the urban American context.

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.

Issues in Urban Education

Some Mexican - American children lose their Mexican culture identity ; others hang in linbo , belonging to neither ... Mexican - Americans have a value system or life philosophy which differs from the dominant American philosophy .

Issues in Urban Education


Contemporary American Philosophy

TUFTS, J. H.—~ URBAN, W. M,~—(continued) evolution of his spiritual life, 371 preeminence of the problem of values, 372 failure of modern readjustments, 372 influence of the metaphysical tradition, 373 the issue between modernism and ...

Contemporary American Philosophy

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Tapestry of African Histories

In Urban American Philosophy—An Introduction, Chris Keegan (ed.). United States of America: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2016. Sheldon, Kathy. Courtyards, Markets, City Streets. Urban Women in Africa. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996.

A Tapestry of African Histories

This book studies African history through a geopolitically transcendent lens that brings African countries into conversation with other relevant histories both within and outside of the continent. The collection analyzes historical figures, struggles for independence and stability, social and economic development, and legal and human rights issues.

Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth Century Philosophers

... Ltd. Secondary literature: Reck, A.J. (1964) Recent American Philosophy, New York: Pantheon, pp. 154–80. —(1995) W. M. Urban's philosophy of history', Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, vol 31 (summer).

Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth Century Philosophers

This Biographical Dictionary provides detailed accounts of the lives, works, influence and reception of thinkers from all the major philosophical schools and traditions of the twentieth-century. This unique volume covers the lives and careers of thinkers from all areas of philosophy - from analytic philosophy to Zen and from formal logic to aesthetics. All the major figures of philosophy, such as Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Russell are examined and analysed. The scope of the work is not merely restricted to the major figures in western philosophy but also covers in depth a significant number of thinkers from the near and far east and from the non-European Hispanic-language communities. The Biographical Dictionary also includes a number of general entries dealing with important schools of philosophy, such as the Vienna Circle, or currents of thought, such as vitalism. These allow the reader to set the individual biographies in the context of the philosophical history of the period. With entries written by over 100 leading philosophy scholars, the Biographical Dictionary is the most comprehensive survey of twentieth-century thinkers to date. Structure The book is structured alphabetically by philosopher. Each entry is identically structured for ease of access and covers: * nationality * dates and places of birth and death * philosophical style or school * areas of interest * higher education * significant influences * main appointments * main publications * secondary literature * account of intellectual development and main ideas * critical reception and impact At the end of the book a glossary gives accounts of the schools, movements and traditions to which these philosophers belonged, and thorough indexes enable the reader to access the information in several ways: * by nationality * by major areas of contribution to philosophy e.g. aesthetics * by major influences on the thinker concerned e.g. Plato, Kant, Wittgenstein

Urban God Talk

“Rap as Art and Philosophy,” in A Companion to African-American Philosophy, ed. Tommy L. Lott and John P. Pittman, 422–427. Malden, MA and Oxford UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Smith, J. Alfred. “Preaching in Urban America,” in ...

Urban God Talk

Urban God Talk: Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality, edited by Andre Johnson, is a collection of essays that examine the religious and spiritual in hip hop. The contributors argue that the prevailing narrative that hip hop offers nothing in the way of religion and spirituality is false.

The Spirit of American Philosophy

Dewey was reared in the atmosphere of nineteenth - century rural Vermont ; he lived to see his philosophy embodied in the urban metropolis and in the technological society of twentiethcentury America . In many ways Dewey was the ...

The Spirit of American Philosophy

This revised edition of John E. Smith’s classic details the phenomenal growth in American philosophy in the years since the book first appeared. Through the addition of a new chapter and the readdressing of earlier material, Smith advances his reflections on the present decade. The book also considers the impact of British linguistic philosophy and other currents of thought abroad on classical American philosophy.

American Philosophy

Urban, recently appointed to the faculty at Dartmouth, had published a paper the previous year in which he asked “Who of us doubts his right to pass judgments upon peoples and states, to convict them of sin and to demand works meet for ...

American Philosophy

American Philosophy offers the first historically framed introduction to the tradition of American philosophy and its contemporary engagement with the world. Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil War, American philosophy was a means of dealing with conflict and change. In the turbulence of the 21st century, this remains as relevant as ever. Placing the work of present-day American philosophers in the context of a history of resistance, through a philosophical tradition marked by a commitment to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this book tells the story of a philosophy shaped by major events that call for reflection and illustrates the ways in which philosophy is relevant to lived experience. This book presents a survey of the historical development of American philosophy, as well as coverage of key contemporary issues in America including race theory, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the ideal introduction to the work of the major American thinkers, past and present, and the sheer breadth of their ideas and influence.

The Art of the City

Arguably, “townscape” as an American philosophy of urban design “had become a kind of light historicism before Gordon Cullen's book “Concise Townscape in 1961” [277, p. 2] [278]. Arguably, “townscape” as an American philosophy of urban ...

The Art of the City

Few members from the different groups of Egyptian architects suffer from the assumption of what can be known as intellectual illiteracy in the realm of urban design. This work discusses the theme ‘illiteracy of thought’ versus ‘intellectual ability’, which is necessary for this area of cognitive thinking for to raise professional aptitude. It explains some determinations, indicators, and characteristics beyond specialists' ways of thinking and focuses on the fundamental difference between intellectual illiteracy and intellectual ability. The main purpose is intellectual literacy, which is needed to activate the methods of self-criticism on two sides—the learning side with cognitive styles and the side of professional practice. With an emphasis on the importance of the study of history to be the intro to provide knowledge to professionals. This book presents the concepts of cognitive and learning style and the intellectual human capital as frameworks to inquire about the IIUD. Consequently, to achieve this intent, the capability to take advantage from self-criticism techniques must be inquired. Aforementioned helps to explore the meanings, concepts, and linkage with IIUD through an area of specialization. In addition to, identifying what the abilities and methods are to measure, and how to integrate into theoretical instruction and learning by practice. This work employ the concepts of intellectual human capital, knowledge management, cognitive style, learning style, and the notion of urban design paradigm and theory. Using it as a framework to decode the talisman (or myth) of the intellectual illiteracy in the field of interdisciplinary urban design and decantation of its manifestations. Moreover, identifying the measurement of the intellectual ability and use it to be the integration between the school of education and learning experience through practice. Attempts will be presented to cover the relationship between illiteracy and intellectual capacity. The major dilemma is whether professional experts in the field of urban design will accept a paradigm shift in the area of specialization or if they will reject it. At the end of this book submission a declaration or an Egyptian document written (Manifesto), to formulate some guidelines for the development of the work of some researchers, scholars and specialists method. It concludes by formulating some suggestions for developing the working style of investigators in the direction of improving the intellectual ability/capacity. As well as, to accept the transformations, as well as how to get rid of the intellectual illiteracy in the field of urban design interdisciplinary.

Social Movements and Latin American Philosophy

... urban European reality, in which all elements, the bourgeoisie, the proletariat, and the new situation, are already contained in the system. However, as the Peruvian philosopher José Carlos Mariátegui points out, in Latin America ...

Social Movements and Latin American Philosophy

"This book provides a historical and theoretical analysis of the Ayotzinapa social movement from the perspective of Latin American philosophy. The author addresses questions such as how a social movement is born, how (and if) the distinct social movement organizations should be defined, and what (if any) should be the extent of these organizations"--

The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy

... Chicago John Dewey, hailed by the New York Times on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday as “America's Philosopher,” was born in Burlington, Vermont on October 20, 1859. ... Americans from the rural South to the urban North.

The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy offers the mostambitious survey to date of American philosophical thought. Provides a comprehensive history of philosophical thought inAmerica. Brings together 24 newly commissioned essays written by leadingscholars in American philosophy. Covers all of the major eighteenth-, nineteenth- andtwentieth-century philosophical movements in America includingidealism, pragmatism and naturalism. Examines the major figures and themes in American philosophicalthought. Includes useful bibliographies.

The Black Muslims in America

We of the Urban League do not believe that the Negro can resolve his problems alone ; nor can the white man [ resolve his ] alone . But working together in the American philosophy of teamwork , we can resolve our differences and our ...

The Black Muslims in America

Provides insight into the religious, social, and political character of the Black Muslim movement and its current problems and objectives

American Philosophy

thought must remain in touch with practice, with the culture (be it urban or wilderness) in which it occurs. ... According to McDermott, “Nineteenthcentury pragmatism, so often regarded as the typically American philosophical product, ...

American Philosophy

This anthology demonstrates the richness and diversity of the American intellectual heritage. In it we see how Jonathan Edwards grapples with the problem of how to reconcile freedom and responsibility with Calvinist religious beliefs; how Franklin and Jefferson exemplified American enlightenment thought; and how the Transcendentalists, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, formulated their particular romantic idealist beliefs. A second and significant portion of the anthology is devoted to Pragmatism. Substantive excerpts from Peirce, James and Dewey, as well as Royce, are collected here. A third part is devoted to other Twentieth-Century American philosophies. No other collection of writings in this field includes the breadth of coverage that this one does. Among the chapters in this third part of the book are those on early Process Philosophy, Phenomenology, Positivism, and Language Philosophies. Selections from such philosophers as Whitehead, Weiss, Buchler, Gurwitsch, Sellars, Quine, Davidson, and Rawls, along with many others are included in this part. A final chapter is devoted to twentieth-century American Moral Philosophy. The book is specifically designed to be used as a text for courses in American philosophy. A substantive introduction that emphasizes the historical setting as well as major interests and ideas of the philosophers accompanies each chapter. Extensive bibliographies and study guide questions follow each chapter. The selections include more than any one course will cover, but in their completeness also allow individual teachers and readers to select what they want.

Concrete and Clay

The achievements of nineteenth - century urban planning , both real and imagined , continue to cast a powerful hold ... development of an American philosophy of nature that combined urban aesthetic sensibilities with an increasingly ...

Concrete and Clay

An interdisciplinary account of the environmental history and changing landscape of New York City. In this innovative account of the urbanization of nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy explores how the raw materials of nature have been reworked to produce a "metropolitan nature" distinct from the forms of nature experienced by early settlers. The book traces five broad developments: the expansion and redefinition of public space, the construction of landscaped highways, the creation of a modern water supply system, the radical environmental politics of the barrio in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the contemporary politics of the environmental justice movement. Drawing on political economy, environmental studies, social theory, cultural theory, and architecture, Gandy shows how New York's environmental history is bound up not only with the upstate landscapes that stretch beyond the city's political boundaries but also with more distant places that reflect the nation's colonial and imperial legacies. Using the shifting meaning of nature under urbanization as a framework, he looks at how modern nature has been produced through interrelated transformations ranging from new water technologies to changing fashions in landscape design. Throughout, he considers the economic and ideological forces that underlie phenomena as diverse as the location of parks and the social stigma of dirty neighborhoods.