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William James Durrant

An Intellectual Biography. Studies in the history of philosophy Vol 18

By (author) Raymond Frey
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1991
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0889465967
ISBN-13: 9780889465961
Barcode No: 9780889465961
Synopsis
A critical examination of the philosophical and historical works of William James Durant. The text traces his early intellectual development in college and seminary, his eventual rejection of Catholicism, and his studies under John Dewey at Columbia University. It examines "The Story of Philosophy" and "The Story of Civilization", with a discussion of the critical reception to these works and outlines Durant's political philosophy, his rethinking of his early socialist convictions, and his attempt to outline a program of reform in Depression-era America. The volume concludes with a reappraisal of his life and work.

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