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    Western Michigan University
  Feb 20, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 3070 - Philosophy in the American Context

American philosophy from the 17th century to the present. Major schools, figures and tendencies will be considered. Included are early theology, the enlightenment, Transcendentalism, Darwinianism, Pragmatism, Idealism, realism and naturalism, liberalism, post-modernism, feminism, and the minority experience. Among the figures to be read are Jonathan Edwards, Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, C.S. Peirce, Dewey, Morris Cohen, Richard Rorty, WVO Quine, Susan Haack, Cornell West, Carol Gilligan, Rawls, Robert Nozick.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area III: The United States: Cultures and Issues.

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