The American Philosophers contains papers by current leading philosophers and political theorists that explore the work of the major American philosophers from the colonial period to the present, from Jonathan Edwards to David Kaplan. The scope of this volume is both historically and philosophically broad as it encompasses the leading figures of the major schools of philosophy that have played significant roles in our intellectual history. Included are not only the famous pragmatists and the later twentieth-century analytic philosophers, but such shapers of the political and philosophical American scene as Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Emerson, and Jane Addams.
Peter A. French is the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and the Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. Formerly, he held the Cole Chair In Ethics at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and served as Exxon Distinguished Research Professor in the Center for the Study of Values at the University of Delaware. He is the author of seventeen books including
Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns;
Corporations in the Moral Community;
The Spectrum of Responsibility;
Collective and Corporate Responsibility;
Corrigible Corporations and Unruly Laws;
Ethics in Government; and
The Scope of Morality. His most recent book,
The Virtues of Vengeance, was published in April 2001. He has published dozens of articles in the major philosophical and legal journals and reviews, many of which have been anthologized.
Howard K. Wettstein is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Minnesota-Morris, and has served as visiting professor at the University of Iowa and Stanford University. Wettstein has published articles on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of religion and is the author of The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language (forthcoming), and Has Semantics Rested on a Mistake? And other Essays (1992).
Release date NZ
August 27th, 2004
Edited by Howard K. Wettstein
Edited by Peter A French