Description : Volume 3 of 4. These volumes are based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophy. They are based on the lectures given at Harvard University. At the outset, these lectures were designed only to include a criticism of the positive philosophy and when published, Fiske enlarged the course to make in include a somewhat complete outline sketch of the new philosophy based on the doctrine of evolution. The present volume contains Part II: Synthesis (continued). Illustrated.
Description : Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce’s thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce’s thought and its pressing relevance to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.
Description : [T]he history of evolution in America... has been from the cosmic to the organic, has passed through the logical phases from supernatural election to natural selection.-from "The Forerunners of Evolutionism"From his perch at the beginning of the enlightened and scientific 20th century, Woodbridge Riley surveys the history of intellectualism in America. First published in 1915 and still delightfully informative, included is a comprehensive overview of philosophical movements in the United States: Puritanism (of the early colonials) Early Idealism (of Samuel Johnson and Jonathan Edwards) Deism (of Franklin and Jefferson) Materialism (and the influence of the French) Realism (and the influence of the Scottish) Transcendentalism (of Emerson, et. al.) Evolutionism (of John Fiske and James Mark Baldwin) Modern Idealism (and the influence of the Germans) Pragmatism (of John Dewey and William James) Modern Realism (of the scientific 20th century)From how we as a would-be nation conceived of God's place in politics before the Revolution to how we think about modern art and modern science, this is an invigorating read.American scholar WOODBRIDGE RILEY (1869-1933) was professor of philosophy at Vassar College and lecturer at the Sorbonne. He is also the author of The Founder of Mormonism (1903), and was a contributor to the four-volume Cambridge History of English Literature (1917-1921).
Description : For scholars working on almost any aspect of American thought, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America presents an indispensable reference work. Selecting over 700 figures from the Dictionary of Early American Philosophers and the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, this condensed edition includes key contributors to philosophical thought. From 1600 to the present day, entries cover psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology and political science, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy. Clear and accessible, each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings and suggestions for further reading. Featuring a new preface by the editor and a comprehensive introduction, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America includes 30 new entries on twenty-first century thinkers including Martha Nussbaum and Patricia Churchland. With in-depth overviews of Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Noah Porter, Frederick Rauch, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson, this is an invaluable one-stop research volume to understanding leading figures in American thought and the development of American intellectual history.