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9780810118096 / 0810118092

Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era

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Publisher:Northwestern University Press

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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In Time in the Ditch, John McCumber explores the effect of McCarthyism on American philosophy in the 1940s and 1950s. The possibility that the political pressures of the McCarthy era might have skewed the development of the discipline has rarely been addressed in the subsequent half century. Why was silence maintained for so long? And what happens, McCumber asks, when political events and pressures go beyond interfering with individual careers to influence the nature of a discipline itself?

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