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Pragmatism and the American mind; essays and reviews in philosophy and intellectual history [by] Morton White.


New York, Oxford University Press, 1973.
ISBN 0195016238

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Subjects Filosofie.
Filosofía americana -- Discursos, ensayos, conferencias.
Intellectual life.
Philosophie américaine.
Philosophy, American.
Pragmatism.
Pragmatisme.
Pragmatismus.
United States -- Intellectual life.
United States.
Description xiv, 265 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Demonstrates the way in which the principles of analytic philosophy can be used in solving problems in contemporary American life.
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.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)625369
(OCoLC)ocm00625369
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WorldCat Identities White, Morton, 1917-
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