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American and European Values

Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives

Editor(s): John Lachs

Book Description

American and European Values: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives is a collection of essays by contemporary scholars considering key aspects of intersection and encounter between American and European values in the contemporary world. The truly international makeup of twenty-one contributors enlivens the book's theme in surprising, and frequently edifying ways. The authors consider, in places with revealing frankness, the cultural sensibilities unique to America and Europe, key historical philosophic figures, from John Dewey, Josiah Royce, and William James to Jean-Paul Sartre, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Mikhail Bakhtin. They also take up various philosophic trends and movements unique to the American and European traditions, including pragmatism, existentialism, phenomenology, and logical-linguistic analysis. Readers interested in deepening their understanding of the increasingly vital philosophical problems that continue to emerge with growing trends of globalization are invited into this rich conversation.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8500-6
ISBN-10: 1-84718-500-2
Date of Publication: 01/04/2008
Pages / Size: 270 / A5
Price: £34.99


John Lachs, Ph.D. is Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. He is the author of Intermediate Man (Hackett), Mind and Philosophers (Vanderbilt), In Love with Life (Vanderbilt), A Community of Individuals (Routledge), George Santayana (Twayne), On Santayana (Wadsworth), and other books.

Matthew Caleb Flamm, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rockford College, in Illinois, USA. He has articles on George Santayana and John Dewey appearing in Overheard in Seville: The Bulletin of the Santayana Society, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, and Education and Culture. He is contributor and co-editor, along with Chris Skowroński of Under Any Sky: Contemporary Readings of George Santayana (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).

Krzysztof (Chris) Piotr Skowroński, PhD. currently teaches Contemporary Philosophy, Aesthetics, Cultural Anthropology, Polish Philosophy, and American Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland. Books: Santayana and America. Values, Liberties, Responsibility (Cambridge Scholars), Under Any Sky. Contemporary Readings of George Santayana. Ed. with Matthew Flamm (Cambridge Scholars).