American minds : a history of ideas / by Stow Persons.


New York : Holt, [1958] .

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Subjects Geistesgeschichte.
Geschichte.
Philosophie.
Philosophy, American.
USA.
Description 467 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1958]
©1958
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I: The colonial religious mind: 1620-1660 -- 1. Puritanism -- The English background -- Puritan piety -- Covenant theory -- Piety and intellect -- 2. The holy commonwealth -- The church covenant -- The social covenant -- The Puritan ethic -- 3. Sectarianism -- The Antinomians -- Roger Williams -- The Quakers -- Part II: The mind of the American Enlightenment: 1749-1812 -- 4. The enlightened outlook -- The discovery of America -- Natural law and human right -- The pursuit of happiness -- 5. From revelation to reason -- The Great Awakening -- Arminianism -- Deism -- Revivalism and enlightenment -- 6. History, natural and civil -- Natural history -- Civil history -- 7. Republicanism -- Basic assumptions -- Human nature and politics -- The nature of government -- Part III: The mind of nineteenth-century democracy: 1800-1860 -- 8. Democratic social theory -- Man and the state -- Change and progress -- Institutions and reform -- 9. Protestantism and democracy -- Denominationalism -- Democratic theology -- Unitarianism -- Mormonism -- 10. The academic mind -- Protestant scholasticism -- Clerical economics -- 11. Romanticism -- Facets of romanticism -- Romantic democracy -- Transcendentalism -- Part IV: The naturalistic mind: 1865-1929 -- 12. The naturalistic pattern of thought -- The social setting -- The primacy of natural law -- The social organism -- The cultural anthropological scale -- Differential social change -- 13. Evolution -- Biological evolution -- William Graham Sumner -- 14. Naturalistic psychology -- Purposivism or instinct psychology -- Instincts and economic thought -- Behaviorism -- 15. Oliver Wendell Holmes, legal naturalist -- The universe and man -- Society and the individual -- The rugged individualist -- 16. Racism -- Intellectual background of racism -- Cultural theory of race -- 17. Thorsteins, Veblen, social evolutionist -- Historical-cultural stages -- Social dynamics -- Differential change -- 18. The science of history -- The impact of science -- Naturalism and Marxism -- 19. Moral and literary naturalism -- Naturalistic fiction -- Moral evolution -- The end of naturalism -- Part V: The contemporary neodemocratic mind -- 20. The critique of naturalism -- Neodemocracy -- Genetics and evolution -- The diversity of cultures -- 21. Democracy and public opinion -- Progressivism and direct democracy -- making and measuring opinion -- 22. Walter Lippmann's politicoanalysis -- The making of a journalist -- Politicoanalysis -- 23. Pragmatism -- A philosophy of change -- Pragmatism and progressivism -- Progressive education -- 24. The varieties of religious experience -- A social gospel -- Modernism -- Medicine and religion -- 25. Social control and planning -- Controls, formal and informal -- Democratic planning -- 26. Liberty and loyalty -- The evolution of civil liberty -- Loyalty.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)681113
(OCoLC)ocm00681113
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WorldCat Identities Persons, Stow, 1913-
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