Welcome to American Philosophy, Fall 2012, at the University of Mary Washington. This course will explore the questions, problems, ideas, theories, concerns, contexts, texts, writers, and methods of inquiry that constitute American philosophy. We begin with the foundational contexts for American philosophical work and then focus on its development through the 19th and 20th centuries. We will conclude our discussions with a brief consideration of more recent philosophical concerns as they are related to this earlier American tradition.
You will find the course schedule, readings, and other materials on this site. There are also links to a number of archives, libraries, and other digitally available resources on American Philosophy. You are encouraged to post comments and ideas about American Philosophy on the discussion pages.
[Header: Thomas Cole, Distant View of Niagra Falls, 1830, Art Institute of Chicago)
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