Summer 2019 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Brown, Matt
Discipline and Number
HUHI 6314 Section 001
MW Time 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title
American Philosophy

Description of Course:

This course will provide an introduction to the tradition of American Philosophy, focusing especially on American Pragmatism. We will focus on this tradition, not as a subject for mere historical investigation, but rather as a living philosophical tradition. American Philosophy provides an important, relevant alternative the more well-known Analytic and Continental traditions, one that focuses, among other things, on resistance to absolutism and closed-mindedness, the relations between theory and practice, the relation of belief and knowledge to action, the nature of community and democracy, pluralism, growth and change, and the meaning of knowledge and principles in lived experience.

Required Texts:

American Philosophy: From Wounded Knee to the Present by Erin McKenna and Scott Pratt [AP]

The book is on order at Off Campus Books at 561 W Campbell Rd #201 (behind Fuzzy's).

All other readings will be available via the class website.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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