“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner, ed. by Robert McDermott


A note for those interested in American philosophy: my adviser, mentor, and friend Robert McDermott is editing a text to be published later this year by Lindisfarne Books entitled American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner. It includes essays on Emerson, Thoreau, Peirce, James, Royce, Dewey, Whitehead, and a chapter on feminism. I’m currently copy editing several of the essays, and I would say they serve as a great introduction to Steiner’s thinking and are a testament to his relevance to the project of revitalizing philosophy. Contributors include McDermott, Gertrude Reif Hughes, Rebecca Kneale Gould, Frank Oppenheim, David Ray Griffin, Douglas Sloan, and Dan McKanan. I’ll be sure to let y’all know when it is available.



3 responses to “American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner, ed. by Robert McDermott”

  1. Jason Hills Avatar
    Jason Hills

    Apologies if this is a silly question, but is this person related to John J. McDermott?

    1. Matthew David Segall Avatar

      Yep, they are brothers.

      1. Jason Hills Avatar
        Jason Hills

        Clearly I am not up on the family ties. I feel shame. ;P

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