Emory is home to several faculty working in American Philosophy, both as scholars of its varied traditions and as proponents of some of the views and orientations that have emerged from those traditions. Traditions of interest include transcendentalism, classical pragmatism, African-American thought, Latin American thought, and neo-pragmatism. Among those faculty who study the work of particular figures, Emerson, James, and Dewey are particular concerns. Areas of interest include value theory (ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics), the philosophy of law, ontology, and the history of philosophies in the Americas. The department is also currently conducting a search in African-American philosophy, and thus its offerings in American philosophy are continuing to grow.