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A thoughtful profession : the early years of the American Philosophical Association

Author: James Campbell
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chronicles the activities of the American philosophical associations founded at the beginning of the twentieth century that merged into the present American Philosophical Association in 1927. The field of philosophy's development as a profession, its relation to domestic and international politics, and the evolution of its ideas and ideals are discussed"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Campbell
ISBN: 0812696026 9780812696028 9780812696028
OCLC Number: 70630422
Description: xi, 339 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: What philosophy in America had been --
What philosophy in America was becoming --
Philosophy and psychology --
Founding of the academic associations --
The activities of the philosophical associations --
Idealism, pragmatism, and realism --
The "work proper" of the associations --
The discussion sessions I --
The goal of philosophical progress --
The discussion sessions II --
World War I and American academic life --
The war and three American philosophers --
The war and the philosophical associations --
The unification of the associations --
International relations --
The professionalization of philosophy --
Appendix : the early meetings of the associations.
Responsibility: James Campbell.
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Offers a look at the 'golden age' of American philosophy. This volume focuses upon the activities of the American philosophical associations - the Western Philosophical Association and the American  Read more...

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