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Pragmatism and the American mind; essays and reviews in philosophy and intellectual history

Author: Morton White
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1973.
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Demonstrates the way in which the principles of analytic philosophy can be used in solving problems in contemporary American life.
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White, Morton Gabriel, 1917-
Pragmatism and the American mind.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1973
(OCoLC)610064879
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morton White
ISBN: 0195016238 9780195016239
OCLC Number: 625369
Description: xiv, 265 pages 22 cm
Contents: 1. The mind of America: Coherence and correspondence in American thought --
The philosopher and the metropolis in America --
Two studies of William James: some problems of philosophical biography --
The revolt against formalism in American social thought of the twentieth century --
A note in defense of historicism --
Anti-intellectualism in America --
2. Pragmatism and analytic philosophy: Pragmatism and the scope of science --
Logical positivism and the pragmatism of William James --
The analytic and the synthetic: an untenable dualism --
Experiment and necessity in Dewey's philosophy --
Value and obligation in Dewey and Lewis --
3. Philosophy and civilization: [1.] The nature of philosophy: New horizons in philosophy --
[2.] The impact of science on philosophy: Darwin, Marx, and materialism --
Social Darwinism and Dewey's pragmatism --
[3.] Historical knowledge: E.H. Carr on the nature of history --
Richard Hofstadter on the progressive historians --
[4.] Education: Edgar Z. Friedenberg's philosophy of education --
The university in transition --
[5.] Religion: Reinhold Niebuhr on the irony of American history --
Advocacy and objectivity in religious education --
Jacques Maritain: philosopher in the service of his church --
[6.] In praise of civilized men: The open mind of Robert Oppenheimer --
John Dewey: a great philosopher of education --
A tribute to Harry Austryn Wolfson --
The later years of George Santayana --
Memories of G.E. Moore.
Responsibility: [by] Morton White.

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