Tuesday, September 28, 2010

“...a kind of philosopher president, a rare breed...”


Thursday, 10.28 / Saturday, 10.30

Obama evidently fits into a small set of intellectual American presidents, and is the first to fit into the intellectual lineage (outside of politics) of American pragmatism. Reading Obama evidently shows a comprehensively-progressive political engagement with deliberative democratic thought which (I anticipate) connects well with the philosophy of J├╝rgen Habermas which is a development of American pragmatism for his approach to philosophy, so influential for me.