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    Streams of Experience
    Reflections on the History and Philosophy of American Culture

    by John J. McDermott

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    • Language: english
    • ISBN: 9780870235979 (0870235974)
    • Format: paperback, 266 pages
    • Genres: philosophy
    • Author: John J. McDermott
    • Release date: February 1, 1986
    • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

    About The Book

    Our experiences periodically convulse and disturb us. They force themselves upon us and demand awareness, retrospection, and evaluation. This book has as its intention to assist the reader to plumb those streams of experience that affect us in a distinctively American way. What shakes us are questions about death, loneliness, transiency, the handicapped, the bomb, pollution, violence, cultural literacy, urban aesthetics, the meaning of America and of the end of the century. These are the streams of American experience. They force us to ask, in the spirit of Emerson, not only what we know, but what we should do.

    In these essays the distinguished philosopher John J. McDermott reflects on these experiences and upon the primacy of connections, relations, growth, and development in understanding them. He presents the central and unifying idea that we have the capacity to diagnose their nature and our relation to them. By thus focusing attention on activities and phenomena too often ignored by professional philosophers, he also presents an implicit critique of American academic philosophy. But his major purpose is to assist us in coming to terms with being in the world, by showing us philosophical ideas at work in the task of understanding the fabric of American culture.

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