Leopoldo Zea, Stanley Cavell, and the Seduction of “American” Philosophy

Carlos Alberto Sanchez

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780823233670
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241804 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Leopoldo Zea, Stanley Cavell, and the Seduction of “American” Philosophy

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This chapter draws parallels between Leopoldo Zea and Stanley Cavell's thought. It forms the basis of this argument in their thought on circumstantialism. Cavell and Zea both reflect on the American circumstance, a circumstance conditioned by the discovery, colonizations, and nationalization of Americas, together with the American people's heroic desire to connect, continuously and urgently, with themselves and their destiny as Americans.

Keywords: Stanley Cavell; circumstantialism; colonization; nationalization; Americas

Chapter.  3474 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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