Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A History of Philosophy in America1720-2000$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Bruce Kuklick

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199260164

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199260168.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 January 2021

Philosophy and Politics

Philosophy and Politics

(p.26) 2 Philosophy and Politics
A History of Philosophy in America

Bruce Kuklick (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

During the Revolutionary and Constitutional period, politics dominated the intellectual elite in a way that almost excluded religious claims. After this time, social and political thought developed in their own more practical, less philosophical tradition, oriented to the secular concerns of the Founding Fathers and following the interests of Benjamin Franklin. The tradition of philosophical theology, dominated by students of Jonathan Edwards only studied politics and society as a study derivative of its ideas about religious knowledge, and this tradition was eventually critical in American philosophy.

Keywords:   American Revolution, Constitutional period, Jonathan Edwards, Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, philosophical theology, revolutionary period, social and political philosophy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .