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A history of philosophical ideas in America

Author: W H Werkmeister
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [1981], ©1949.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W H Werkmeister
ISBN: 0313227438 9780313227431
OCLC Number: 6813331
Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Ronald Press, New York.
Description: xvi, 599 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The cultural background of American philosophy: 1. Puritanism --
2. From colonies to statehood --
3. Transcendentalism in New England --
4. New forces at work --
pt. 2. The new philosophy: Section A: The early idealists: --
5. The St. Louis Movement --
6. Evolution and the religious controversies --
7. The personalism of Bowne --
8. The pluralistic personalism of Howison --
9. The absolutism of Josiah Royce --
Section B: The early pragmatists: 10. The pragmatism of Peirce --
11. The pragmatic pluralism of William James --
Section C: Interpretations of culture: 12. The gospel of wealth --
13. Santayana and the life of reason --
Section D: Later idealists: 14. Creighton, Hocking, and Alexander --
15. Recent personalism --
16. The philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead --
Section E: The realistic interlude: 17. Neo-realism --
18. Critical realism --
Section F: The later pragmatists: 19. Mead's philosophy of the act --
20. The experimentalism of John Dewey --
Epilogue: 21. Current tendencies.
Responsibility: by W.H. Werkmeister.

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