Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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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.In her 1977 essay a€œEuthanasia, a€ she defines euthanasia as an act a€œof inducing or otherwise opting for death for the sake of the one who is to diea€ (1978, p. 34). Claiming that human life itself is a good but leaving open the possibility that it is notanbsp;...

Title:Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers
Author: John R. Shook
Publisher:A&C Black - 2005

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