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Introduction Inheritance, Teaching, and the Insane Angels of American Culture

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225507
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235506 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0001

Series: American Philosophy

Introduction Inheritance, Teaching, and the Insane Angels of American Culture

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to discuss American life with the aim of locating places in the wider culture where professional philosophy in the distinctively American tradition can become a matter of debate. It hopes to find places where philosophy happens in nonprofessional guises, in other words in cultural areas such as country music, rock ‘n’ roll, and Beat literature.

Keywords: American culture; religious experience; political engagement; country music; rock music; Beat literature

Chapter.  6429 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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