March 09

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Audio: Two Generations of American Philosophy, Part 2

 

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 installment.

In this second  part of the talk I speak about the Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James as teachers and then give some background history of the early 19th century when New England Transcendentalism emerged. Included in the history is a discussion about the election of Andrew Jackson to the United States presidency and the Second Great Awakening. This clip is about 11 minutes long.

To play click on the link below.