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Author Ward, Roger A.

Title Conversion in American philosophy : exploring the practice of transformation / Roger A. Ward
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Fordham University Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xli, 235 pages)
Series American philosophy series ; no. 13
American philosophy series ; no. 13.
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
Summary Annotation In this fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition, Roger Ward explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards to Cornel West, Ward threads the history of American thought into an extended, multivalent encounter with the religious experience. Looking at Dewey, James, Peirce, Rorty, Corrington, and other thinkers, Ward 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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In Books at JSTOR: Open Access. JSTOR
Subject Philosophy, American -- History
Philosophy, American.
Philosophy & Religion.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003024398
ISBN 0823223132