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America the Philosophical (Knopf)

Carlin Romano, a distinguished book critic and professor of philosophy, will discuss and sign his new book, America the Philosophical.

“Carlin Romano's review of the American contribution to real philosophical thinking is genuinely exciting and provocative.  If Romano wanted to discombobulate the traditional landscape of American philosophy, he managed to achieve his goal.” --Umberto Eco

“Engaging . . . With illuminating anecdotes and an addictive prose style, Romano renders complex ideas lucid without sacrificing depth of understanding or his splendid sense of humor. His breathtaking intellectual range and passion will make every reader want to be a philosopher.” --Starred review, Publishers Weekly

Carlin Romano
, Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and literary critic of The Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years (1984-2009), is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Ursinus College. His criticism has appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Harper’s, the Times Literary Supplement, and many other publications. A former president of the National Book Critics Circle, he was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, cited for “bringing new vitality to the classic essay across a formidable array of topics.”

Event date: 
Friday, June 15, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
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ISBN: 9780679434702
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf - May 22nd, 2012