Problems and Renewal in American Philosophy
Author: McCumber, John
Source: Philosophical Studies, Volume 108, Numbers 1-2, March 2002 , pp. 203-211(9)
Abstract:Time in the Ditch presents evidence that the politics of the McCarthy Era has distorted American philosophy, both institutionally and intellectually, ever since that time. It proposes a new paradigm, “situating reason,” which is free of those distortions. It is neither an account of the new “golden age” of philosophy outside philosophy departments (as Harding wishes) nor a general history of the rise of analytical philosophy (as Hollinger thinks). I defend myself against Cohen's charges of factual error and historical misreading, and explain mycritical views on the way the history of philosophy is generally taught in the U.S.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: March 1, 2002