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Conversion in American philosophy : exploring the practice of transformation / Roger A. Ward.

Author/Creator:
Ward, Roger A., author.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Fordham University Press, [2004]
Series:
American philosophy series ; Number 13.
American philosophy series ; Number 13
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xli, 235 p. )
Subjects:
Philosophy, American -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards to Cornel West, the text threads the history of American thought into an extended, multivalent encounter with the religious experience. Looking at John Dewey, William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, Richard Rorty, Robert S. Corrington, and other thinkers, the work demonstrates that religious themes have deeply influenced the development of American philosophy. This innovative reading of the American philosophical tradition will be welcomed not only by philosophers, but also by historians and other students of America's religious, intellectual, and cultural legacy.
Contents:
Introduction: Conversion and the practice of transformation
The philosophical structure of Jonathan Edwards's religious affections
Habit, habit change, and conversion in C.S. Peirce
Reconstructing faith : religious overcoming in Dewey's pragmatism
Transforming obligation in William James
Dwelling in absence: the reflective origin of conversion
Creative transformation : the work of conversion
The evasion of conversion in recent American philosophy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, MPublishing, 2010. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) ([Fordham American philosophy]) Mode of access: Intranet.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
American Council of Learned Societies.
ISBN:
0-8232-8474-3
0-8232-8311-9
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