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TitlePhilosophy, Religion, and the Coming World Civilization [electronic resource] : Essays in Honor of William Ernest Hocking / edited by Leroy S. Rouner
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1966
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Descript XXII, 504 p. online resource


Gabriel Marcel reminds me that I asked him to write for this book. This is quite true, but not the whole story. During the visit with Ernest Hocking which he describes so eloquently in his essay, "Solipsยญ ism Surmounted," he learned from Hocking's hostess, Elizabeth Hazard, that I was planning hopefully for a Hocking F estschri/t. On his return to Harvard, where he was preparing his James Lectures, he wrote me offering an essay should these plans develop. Encouraged, I kept his letter while I moved my family to India and settled into a new job. When it was possible to begin work on the book in earnest I then made my request, reminding him of his original offer. I mention this because I discovered that his enthusiasm was to be typical of those who came to know about the project. Charles Moore commented that such a book was "long overdue," and Walter Stace spoke for us all when he said: "I am sure that there is no one in our profession who would not wish to be associated with any project in his honor. " Given the wide range of Hocking's interests and influence, it was difficult to know just how the volume should be organized


I / Metaphysics and Experience -- I. Hockingโ{128}{153}s Metaphysics: Analyses and Evaluations -- The Making of a Philosopher: Ernest Hockingโ{128}{153}s Early Years -- Solipsism Surmounted -- Hockingโ{128}{153}s Place in American Metaphysics -- Hocking and the Dilemmas of Modernity -- Hockingโ{128}{153}s Contribution to Metaphysical Idealism -- Idealism and Our Experience of Nature -- Preface to Privacy -- Integrity -- 2. Related Problems: Evil, Selfhood, Existence and Artistic Responsibility -- The Problem of Evil -- Is the Self an Ultimate Category? -- Existence and the Life World -- Word Versus Deed in Plato -- II / Religious Philosophy and the Worldโ{128}{153}s Living Religions -- I. The Problem of Religious Knowledge -- A Half-Century of Hockingโ{128}{153}s Reflection -- Empiricism in Religious Philosophy -- Biblical Faith and Philosophic Truth -- The Spirit of Indian Philosophy -- 2. The Ecumenical Spirit in the Worldโ{128}{153}s Living Religions -- Tambaram:Twenty-Five Years After -- The Role and Responsibility of the Christian Mission -- Religious Diversity and Religious Reconception -- Problems of Religious Freedom -- Fellowship of the Spirit -- III / Philosophy, Society and a World Civilization -- I. The Meaning of Contemporary History -- Philosophy, Society and Civilization -- Reflections on the Literature of Whither Mankind -- The Interplay of Physics, Politics and Religion in Todayโ{128}{153}s World -- Pan-Humanism, Culturism and the Federal Union of Europe -- 2. The Meeting of East and West -- Professor Hocking and East-West Philosophy -- Valid Materialism: A Western Offering to Hockingโ{128}{153}s Civilization in the Singular -- Indian Philosophy and the West -- Human Personality in East-West Perspectives -- It is Time to Remind the West -- Conclusion -- History and the Absolute -- The Bibliography of William Ernest Hocking

Philosophy Religion Epistemology Pragmatism Philosophy Epistemology Religious Studies general Pragmatism


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