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AuthorMiller, Dickinson S. author
TitlePhilosophical Analysis and Human Welfare [electronic resource] : Selected Essays and Chapters from Six Decades / by Dickinson S. Miller
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1975
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1792-3
Descript 343 p. online resource

SUMMARY

When I was Dickinson Miller's assistant from 1940 to 1942, I soon realized that I had encountered an unusually powerful, acute, and original mind and a writer whose clear but vivid style matched the high quality of his intelligence. These traits were apparent in his comments about eminent philosophers with whom he had associated - particularly William James but also Santayana, Dewey, Husserl, and Wittgenstein - and in the mutual criticism he demanded of his writing and my first efforts. I was pleased and felt immensely privileged to share in his planning of a book devoted to "analysis, the method of philosophy at work" as in his articles on the knowledge-problem, induction, and free will. In view of the penetration of his articles, such a book seemed long overdue as James had insisted even in 1905. When Miller's projected book on "analysis at work" did not appear by 1956, I consulted him about putting together a collection of his published essays. Such a collection seemed but slight homage to one who had made such a striking contribution to American philosophy in relaยญ tion to James and one from whom I had learned so much. He felt, however, that such a collection would be inappropriate and preferred to concentrate on a book, never finished, on "the principles of practical intelligence", the application of intelligence in a "morality of results" for human welfare


CONTENT

Dickinson S. Miller On Analysis, Pragmatism, and Welfare - An Introduction -- Teachers and Teaching -- Fullerton and Philosophy -- A Studentโ{128}{153}s Impressions of William James -- James and Analysis -- George Santayana -- Is Philosophy a Good Training for the Mind? -- Analysis: The Method of Philosophy at Work -- The Relations of โ{128}{152}Oughtโ{128}{153} and โ{128}{152}Isโ{128}{153} -- Free Will as Involving Determination and Inconceivable Without It [Revised] -- Is There Not a Clear Solution of the Knowledge-Problem? -- A Debt to James -- Universals -- An Event In Modern Philosophy with Hume -- Humeโ{128}{153}s Deathblow to Deductivism -- Moral Truth -- Religion and Human Welfare -- What Religion Has To Do With It -- The Defense of the Faith Today -- Heart and Head -- Democracy and Our Intellectual Plight -- Matthew Arnold, On the Occasion of His Centenary -- Conscience and the Bishops -- Jamesโ{128}{153}s Doctrine of โ{128}{152}The Right to Believeโ{128}{153}[Revised] -- Morals, Intelligence, and Welfare -- Published Writings of Dickinson S. Miller -- Publications about Dickinson S. Miller


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