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A Philosopher's Story

by White, Morton Gabriel A

  • ISBN: 9780271018744
  • ISBN10: 0271018747

A Philosopher's Story

by White, Morton Gabriel A

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
  • Publish date: 05/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780271018744
  • ISBN10: 0271018747
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Description: "Although a great many memoirs are being published these days, this autobiography by Morton White has special significance because professional philosophers seldom write their memoirs and, when they do, they rarely produce books as engaging as this one. As historian of ideas and a philosopher, White is able to situate his life in the deeper and broader intellectual currents of his time, and therefore the story of his experiences at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study is a brilliantly conceived contribution to the history of American philosophy in the twentieth century. Readers concerned with the development of higher education will be fascinated by White's description of the struggles over religion at Harvard in the 1950s, while historians of urban life will be much interested in his vivid account of his boyhood on the Lower East Side of New York. And students of pragmatism will learn much about the twentieth-century attack on the distinction between analytic and synthetic statements from a letter written to White by the Polish logician Alfred Tarski, and from the three-way correspondence of Nelson Goodman, W. V. Quine, and White reproduced in an appendix.
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