A History of Philosophy in America, 1720-2000 by Bruce Kuklick

By Bruce Kuklick

It is a nice e-book! i've been a member of the yank Philosophical organization for over 50 years, and this booklet defined many of the "politics" of what was once occurring, whilst i used to be unaware that something yet "objective fact" governed over what occurred to philosophers. This e-book is erudite, effortless to learn, from my point of view very actual in short summaries of assorted philosophers and diverse activities in American philosophy. I realized much from this book!!!!!

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But the College was revitalized when McCosh arrived in 1868. The influence of Hamilton can be seen in Intuitions of the Mind, and in the twenty years of his tenure at Princeton McCosh turned even more to German ideas. At Harvard the comparative lack of interest in theology at the Divinity School led the college to a relatively independent philosophical tradition, indebted to the Scots. But by mid-century Bowen turned away from Reid and Stewart. He edited Hamilton for his students and conceded much to German ideas.

In over sixty years, until his death in 1878, three thousand students heard his version of Protestant thought. His Systematic Theology (1872-3) which drew on material dating from the middle of the century, became the standard text in Presbyterianism. Hodge found Leonard Woods of the Andover Seminary and Bennet Tyler of the Hartford Seminary the most congenial among his colleagues. These men, like Hodge, used Edwards prudently to block theological innovation. But Hodge was not satisfied with all of Edwards.

At Yale, Scottish ideas never gained the same hold. Nathaniel Taylor's theology was rooted in realism, but philosophy grew independent of theology when Taylor's son-in-law, Noah Porter, became professor of philosophy in 1846. President of Yale from 1871 to 1886, Porter often identified with the Scottish tradition. But he had studied in Germany, and The Human Intellect also revised common sense. Continental speculation influenced other Northeastern collegians who wrote on intellectual philosophy.

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