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Introduction

Introduction book symposium: naoko saito’s a m er ic a n philosoph y in t r a nsl at ion paul standish University College London Institute of Education it is m y ple asur e to introduce this discussion of Naoko Saito’s Ameri- can Philosophy in Translation. We have contributions from three experts in American philosophy, all of whom have been in conversation with the author for many years: Jim Garrison, Vincent Colapietro, and Steven Fesmire. Prior to their contributions, I would like to set the scene with some brief remarks to introduce the book and to explain something of its background. Over the past two decades, I have worked closely with Saito on a num- ber of projects, and I have been familiar with her ideas for this book since its inception. In some respects, the book is the product of studies in American philosophy that go back to her time as an undergraduate in Tokyo in the 1980s, ideas that were advanced considerably when she did an MA at Har- vard, taking classes with Stanley Cavell and Hilary Putnam, and subsequently when she completed her PhD at Teachers College, with René Arcilla as her advisor and Cavell as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Pluralist University of Illinois Press

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Abstract

book symposium: naoko saito’s a m er ic a n philosoph y in t r a nsl at ion paul standish University College London Institute of Education it is m y ple asur e to introduce this discussion of Naoko Saito’s Ameri- can Philosophy in Translation. We have contributions from three experts in American philosophy, all of whom have been in conversation with the author for many years: Jim Garrison, Vincent Colapietro, and Steven Fesmire. Prior to their contributions, I would like to set the scene with some brief remarks to introduce the book and to explain something of its background. Over the past two decades, I have worked closely with Saito on a num- ber of projects, and I have been familiar with her ideas for this book since its inception. In some respects, the book is the product of studies in American philosophy that go back to her time as an undergraduate in Tokyo in the 1980s, ideas that were advanced considerably when she did an MA at Har- vard, taking classes with Stanley Cavell and Hilary Putnam, and subsequently when she completed her PhD at Teachers College, with René Arcilla as her advisor and Cavell as

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The PluralistUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Feb 26, 2022

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