Two Generations of American Philosophy: Part 1

Jeff CarreiraTwo Generations of American Philosophy

Recently I gave a talk about certain aspects of the history of American Philosophy and the contemporary work of Andrew Cohen and his philosophy of Evolutionary Enlightenment. I intend to publish that talk in a series of which this audio is the first instalment.

In this first part of the talk I speak about what I see as some of the fundamental elements of the American character and where those elements might have come from. I go on to describe some of the major figures in two different generations of American philosophers. The first generation includes Ralph Waldo Emerson and the transcendentalists and the second generation includes William James and the pragmatists. Around both of these philosophical movements there were a number of significant individuals and groups at work and in a few minutes I try to outline both.

Audio (10 mins)

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Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is a mystical philosopher and spiritual guide. He is the author of eleven books on meditation and philosophy. He teaches online programs and leads retreats throughout the world that teach people how to let go of their current perceptual habits so they are free to participate in the creation of a new paradigm. To put it simply, he supports people to live a spiritually inspired life, free from the constraints of fear, worry and self-doubt, and aligned with their own deepest sense of meaning and purpose.
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