Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, Volume 1

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John R. Shook
A&C Black, 2004 - Philosophers - 2698 pages
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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.
 

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Pointedly broad-gauged in scope, this resource covers the philosophical thought of the United States and Canada from 1860 to 1960, boasting an impressive listing of well over 1000 entries (varying in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
vii
Acknowledgments
xi
How to use the Dictionary
xiii
General bibliography
xv
List of contributors
xvii
Abbreviations for academic degrees
xlv
Abbreviations for biographical reference works
xlvii
Biographical entries AZ
1
Name Index
2681
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John R. Shook, Ph.D., is Vice President for Education and Research and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York. He also is Research Associate in Philosophy at the University at Buffalo. Among his books are Dewey's Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality (2000) and Dewey's Philosophy of Spirit (2010). He has edited or co-edited more than a dozen books including Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism (2003), A Companion to Pragmatism (2005), Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers (2005), and The Future of Naturalism (2009).

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