Aug 13, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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PHL 390 - American Philosophy


An introduction to classical American philosophy and those thinkers who between 1870 and 1940 developed a philosophy that is unique to the United States. The defining movement in classical American philosophy is called pragmatism. Course will evaluate the pragmatic conception of truth and how it relates to the notion of pure experience, the individual and the community, science, morality, loyalty, the transcendental, and education. Readings from Emerson, Peirce, James, Royce, and Dewey, Alain Locke, Cornel West, and Martin Luther King. Course Codes: BR. Prerequisite: PHL.Q*101.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BR. Prerequisite: PHL.Q*101. Term cycle: fall and spring. Yearly cycle: variable offering.

Credits: 3



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