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American philosophies : an anthology
Harris, Leonard, 1948-
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Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
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viii, 456 pages ; 25 cm.
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This anthology promotes a new vision: American Philosophy as complex and constantly changing, enlivened by historically marginalized, yet never silent, voices.

Author Notes

Leonard Harris is Professor of Philosophy Professor at Purdue University. of Philosophy, He is editor of Racism (1999), The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke , (1999) and co-editor of Exploitation and Exclusion: Race and Class in Contemporary US Society (1992).

Scott Pratt is Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon. He is co-editor of The Philosophy of Cadwallader Colden (forthcoming).

Anne Waters is Assistant Professor at Texas Woman's University. She is the editor of American Indian Thought: A Philosophical Reader (Blackwell, forthcoming). She is also co-editor of Hypatia, Journal of Feminist Philosophy and is on the editorial board of Ayaanwayaamizin: An International Indigenist Philosophy Journal , and the Radical Philosophy Review .

Table of Contents

Prolegomenon to a Tradition: What is American PhilosophyLeonard Harris
Part I Origin and Teleology
1 Letter to the Taino/Arawak Indians, 1493 (King Ferdinand of Aragon)
2 SpeechesSa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha
3 How the World BeganArthur C. Parker
4 The Interesting NarrativeOlaudah Equian
5 A History of New YorkWashington Irving
6 NatureRalph Waldo Emerson
Part II Minds and Selves
7 Impressions of an Indian ChildhoodZit Kala Sa
8 Of Being and Original SinJonathan Edwards
9 Principles of PsychologyWilliam James
10 Self-Consciousness, Social Consciousness and NatureJosiah Royce
11 Our Brains and What Ails ThemCharlotte Perkins Gilman
12 RaceW. E. B. Du Bois
13 The Genesis of the Self and Social ControlGeorge Herbert Mead
Part III Knowledge and Inquiry
14 KnowledgeFrances Wright
15 An Introduction to the Study of Phylosophy Wrote in America for the Use of a Young GentlemanCadwallader Colden
16 What Pragmatism IsCharles Sanders Peirce
17 The Supremacy of MethodJohn Dewey
18 The Practice of PhilosophySusanne K. Langer
19 An American UrphilosophieRobert Bunge
Part IV Community and Power
20 Traditional History of the Confederacy of the Six Nations (Committee of the Chiefs)
21 Account of My LifeBenjamin Franklin
22 The Federalist PapersAlexander Hamilton and James Madison and John Jay
23 Observations on the New ConstitutionMercy Otis Warren
Part V Slavery and Freedom
24 The Pueblo Revolt, 1680Don Antonio de Otermin
25 Fourth of July Address at Reidsville, New York, 1854John Wannuaucon Quinney
26 Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, 1829David Walker
27 Prejudice Against People of Color, and Our Duties in Relation to this SubjectLydia Maria Child
28 Civil DisobedienceHenry David Thoreau
29 Oration, Delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, July 5, 1852Frederick Douglass
30 Women versus the IndianAnna J. Cooper
Part VI Democracy and Utopia
31 Male ContinenceJohn Humphrey Noyes
32 Democratic VistasWalt Whitman
33 Newer Ideals of PeaceJane Addams
34 Anarchism: What It Really Stands ForEmma Goldman
35 What to Do and How to Do ItGeorge Washington Woodbey
36 What the Indian Means to America (Luther Standing Bear)
37 Our Democracy and the American IndianLaura M. C. Kellogg
38 Cultural PluralismAlain L. Locke