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James Bond and Philosophy (2): From Nietzsche with Love

James Bond and Philosophy: Questions Are Forever, edited by James B. South and Jacob M. Held. Chicago; La Salle: Open Court Publishing Company, 2006. Popular Culture and Philosophy; Volume 23. I saved the two articles on Nietzscheanism (in section II) for last. First, in “He Who Eats Meat Wins: Appetite, Power, and Nietzsche in the […]

Bruce Kuklick’s history of American philosophy (1)

Kuklick, Bruce. A History of Philosophy in America 1720-2000. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001. 346pp, $19.95 (pbk), ISBN 0199260168. Kuklick presents the history of American philosophy in terms of the social and institutional context in which leading figures and tendencies emerged. Not everyone and everything can be covered in such a survey, but naturally we are […]

Rorty’s ideology: Achieving Our Country

[Deepening Democracy in Global Contexts, Chapter One] Achieving Our Country, Achieving Our World: Baldwin, Rorty, and Social Hope Judith M. Green, Fordham University If anything shows up the ideological nature and ultimate uselessness of pragmatism, this review does, first, by exposing the selective attention, nostalgia, myth-making and wish-fulfillment upon which Rorty’s social vision rests, and […]