The American Philosopher: Interviews on the Meaning of Life and Truth

2016.01.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Phillip McReynolds, The American Philosopher: Interviews on the Meaning of Life and Truth, Lexington Books, 2015, 287pp., $95.00
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2016.01.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Phillip McReynolds, The American Philosopher: Interviews on the Meaning of Life and Truth, Lexington Books, 2015, 287pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781498513159. Reviewed by David Boersema, Pacific University In the early 1990s Giovanna Borradori conducted a series of interviews with many of the most renowned philosophers of the day. The result was her book, The American Philosopher: Conversations with Quine, Davidson, Putnam, Nozick, Danto, Rorty, Cavell, MacIntyre, and Kuhn (University of Chicago Press, 1994). Although some of the stars in the constellation of the philosophical elite were not included (e.g., Rawls), there was an overarching focus for the selection of those who were: she wanted to get a candid, insider's statement from influential philosophers who, while firmly in the analytic tradition, saw themselves as being more or less also within the pragmatist tradition. The conversations therein covered. . .

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