By Morton Gabriel White
Even if an excellent many memoirs are being released nowadays, this autobiography by means of Morton White has unique importance simply because specialist philosophers seldom write their memoirs and, once they do, they not often produce books as enticing as this one. As historian of rules and a thinker, White is ready to situate his existence within the deeper and broader highbrow currents of his time, and for that reason the tale of his reports at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for complicated examine is a brilliantly conceived contribution to the background of yankee philosophy within the 20th century. Readers eager about the advance of upper schooling may be enthusiastic about White's description of the struggles over faith at Harvard within the Fifties, whereas historians of city lifestyles might be a lot drawn to his bright account of his boyhood at the decrease East facet of latest York. and scholars of pragmatism will study a lot in regards to the twentieth-century assault at the contrast among analytic and artificial statements from a letter written to White via the Polish philosopher Alfred Tarski, and from the three-way correspondence of Nelson Goodman, W. V. Quine, and White reproduced in an appendix. The author's dialogue of his touch with such influential thinkers as John Dewey, G. E. Moore, and Isaiah Berlin, and particularly his huge correspondence with Berlin, will additional improve the book's entice a vast viewers. certainly, White's autobiography may still allure extra recognition one of the proficient public than any publication written by way of an American thinker in lots of years.--Peter H. Hare, SUNY distinctive provider Professor of Philosophy and Editor, Transactions of the C. S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly magazine in American Philosophy.
Read or Download A Philosopher's Story PDF
Similar professionals & academics books
This quantity presents a quick and obtainable creation to the 9th-century thinker and theologian John Scottus Eriugena--perhaps an important philosophical philosopher to seem in Latin Christendom within the interval among Augustine and Anselm. Eriugena used to be referred to as the interpreter of Greek suggestion to the Latin West, and this e-book emphasizes the relation of Eriugena's idea to his Greek and Latin resources.
For 12 years Dale Goldhawk journeyed in the course of the streets of Canada and into the hearts of millions of Canadians. Written in Goldhawk's punchy, to-the-point type, this publication hyperlinks his existence as a journalist and recommend with those that have been his consumers. For the 1st time, he finds the history battles and adventures he and his workforce had, in addition to the tales of his consumers and the place they're at the present time.
Rudolf Steiner is without a doubt a big philosopher in schooling. Heiner Ullrich's quantity deals the main coherent account of Steiner's academic inspiration. This paintings is split into: highbrow biography; serious exposition of Steiner's paintings; The reception and impact of Steiner's paintings; and, The relevance of the paintings at the present time.
Allelopathy is an engaging and confusing subject that issues the chemical interactions of crops. It has profound implications in agriculture and forestry the place species are grown artificially in combination, with out evolutionary heritage of co-existence. the subject of allelopathy is broadly credited as beginning in 1937, whilst the time period ‘allelopathy’ was once coined via Molisch.
Additional resources for A Philosopher's Story
Prompted by our joint interest in philosophy and radical politics, Albert, Lawrence, and I, along with a number of friends and fellow students, formed a club in which we studied logic, philosophy, and political economy together. We saw ourselves as a sort of junior Vienna Circle in New York, cooperatively working on all the ideas that excited us. Sometimes our interest in combining logic and politics even led to futile efforts to “axiomatize” parts of Das Kapital. But we didn't work all the time.
Therefore I chose to do a respectable, modest thesis that they would accept rather than a possibly exciting one that they might not accept. Of course, the more daring one that I see in my mind's eye would probably have turned out to be a dud, but I like to think that it might have been more lively than the thesis I did write even though it would have been less likely to withstand later scholarly scrutiny. D. theses be published. Without question the Harvard system allowed a young philosopher to try being creative in a way that was rare at Columbia in my graduate days there.
Crowd. 's other editor, Philip Rahv, but I did not really know them. At that time Dwight Macdonald was the only one in the group whom I knew and liked, but even Dwight was not exactly a friend. 's assigning Hook's John Dewey to me for review—a “mere boy” of twenty-three when it appeared. I can also remember Dwight's asking me later to write for his magazine Politics and my reviewing Croce's Politics and Morals for him. Other Partisan Review people I knew at one time or another in the late thirties and early forties were Mary McCarthy and F.
A Philosopher's Story by Morton Gabriel White