American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner

Emerson, Thoreau, Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey, Whitehead, Feminism

Edited by Robert McDermott

Out of print

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  • This book examines the impact of Steiner's philosophy in relation to various significant American thinkers
  • These include R. W. Emerson, Henry Thoreau, Josian Royce and John Dewey

Explores the impact of Steiner's philosophy in relation to significant American thinkers.

234 x 156 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Philosophy of Human Life
220 pages
Publication date:
25 Apr 2013


Rudolf Steiner's ideas have reached all corners of the globe, touching areas such as agriculture, education, spirituality and medicine.

This book examines the impact of Steiner's philosophy in relation to signficant American thinkers, including R. W. Emerson, Henry Thoreau, Josiah Royce and John Dewey.

Includes contributions by David Ray Griffin, Gertrude Reif Hughes, Frank M. Oppenheim, S. J., Douglas Sloan and Robert McDermott.

Table of Contents

Preface by Robert McDermott
Foreword by Dan McKanan
Introduction by Robert McDermott

Hearing Steiner's Anthroposophy in Emerson's Prophetic Voice
by Gertrude Reif Hughes
Deliberate Lives, Deliberate Living: Thoreau and Steiner in Conversation
by Rebecca Kneale Gould
Charles Sanders Peirce and Rudolf Steiner: Prophetic Philosophers
by Robert McDermott
William James and Rudolf Steiner
by Robert McDermott
Josiah Royce and Rudolf Steiner: A Comparison and Contrast
by Frank M. Oppenheim, S. J.
Steiner's Anthroposophy and Whitehead's Philosophy
by David Ray Griffin
John Dewey's Project for "Saving the Appearances": Exploring Some of Its Implications for Education and Ethics
by Douglas Sloan
Rudolf Steiner's Activist Epistemology and Its Relation to Feminist Thought in America
by Gertrude Reif Hughes


Robert McDermott, PhD, is President Emeritus and Chair of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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