Four Philosophy Journals Laud Romano's America the Philosophical

Romano's book is described as "a courageous work that fully belongs to the pragmatist tradition."

The world of philosophy scholarship appears to be catching up to America the Philosophical, the widely-reviewed 672-page book published in 2012 by Annenberg Lecturer Carlin Romano.

Four journals feature the book in their current issues. Both Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, the leading journal in American philosophy, and Existenz, the journal of the Karl Jaspers Society (named for the German existentialist), have published symposia on the book. Each comprises four scholarly papers, with replies to each writer by Romano. Contemporary Pragmatism, the leading international journal on the subject, devotes its book-review section to ATP,  praising Romano for being "up to" a "prodigious task," covering "an immense range of culture, history and philosophy." And the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, in a review by the Italian philosopher Giovanni Maddalena, calls the book "a courageous work that fully belongs to the pragmatist tradition" and "poses a serious challenge to any professional philosopher."       

A paperback edition of America the Philosophical appeared in 2013 from Vintage Books. Romano's current book project, tentatively titled Is There an Asian Philosophy?, critically examines the current impact of Asian thought traditions in five countries: China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore.  

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