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emeraldfin
04-30-2008, 05:14 AM
Just curious lads is there any philosophical thought floating about in the States?

Over here we study only European philosophers, such as Hume, Kant, Sartre, Hegel and other Enlightenment philosophers. So was just wondering what is studied over in the US, is there any great American philosophers and if so what are their main theories?

Pocoloco
04-30-2008, 03:21 PM
no there is not that any compare

ih8brady
04-30-2008, 03:29 PM
Notable philosophers:
Thomas Jefferson---Freedom of religion; democracy, reason, Jeffersonian Bible
Henry David Thoreau---Civil Disobedience
Leo Strauss---Neo-Machiavelli
Ayn Rand---Egoism

Modern Philosophers:
Judith Thomson---Abortion rights
Noam Chomsky---Anti-imperialism
Sam Harris---Rationalism; Conversational intolerance

Tetragrammaton
04-30-2008, 08:19 PM
Sam Harris---Rationalism; Conversational intolerance

I am a big fan of Harris.

Unfortunately, my favorite guy, Christopher Hitchens, is a Brit.

ih8brady
04-30-2008, 10:05 PM
I am a big fan of Harris.

Unfortunately, my favorite guy, Christopher Hitchens, is a Brit.

Hitchens is my favorite writer too, but I'd consider him more of a polemicist and journalist than a philosopher. He also gained American citizenship, :woot:

Anyways, Harris is a genius with rhetoric and logic. His writing is always thought-provoking.

cwsox
05-03-2008, 10:31 PM
Are there great American philosophers - many - just a few off the top of my heard, including two with whom I intensely disagree


Reinhold Niebuhr
J. Richard Niebuhr
Schubert Ogden
Benjamin Cardozo
John Dewey
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Elizabeth Bettenhausen
Mary Daly
Carl Braaten
William Sloan Coffin
Richard Posner
Robert Maynard Hutchins
Milton Freidman
Studs Terkel

Aussiefinfan54
05-11-2008, 12:51 PM
Have any of you heard of jonathan edwards

WitheringPlant
06-23-2008, 10:22 PM
John Rawls anyone?

Charles
06-23-2008, 11:05 PM
Just curious lads is there any philosophical thought floating about in the States?

Over here we study only European philosophers, such as Hume, Kant, Sartre, Hegel and other Enlightenment philosophers. So was just wondering what is studied over in the US, is there any great American philosophers and if so what are their main theories?

Are there any great US Pilosophers?*

DLineman72
06-24-2008, 12:47 AM
Hard to beat the last words of Socrates...''I drank what!!!??

BlueFin
06-26-2008, 04:32 PM
Thomas Jefferson for sure, I think you can probably also safely say Benjamin Franklin.

BlueFin
06-26-2008, 04:33 PM
Oh, and George Carlin in my opinion.