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Philosophical Analysis and Human Welfare

Selected Essays and Chapters from Six Decades

  • Authors
  • Dickinson S. Miller
Book

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Dickinson S. Miller on Analysis, Pragmatism, and Welfare

  3. Teachers and Teaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 39-46
    3. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 47-51
    4. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 52-62
    5. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 63-74
    6. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 75-87
  4. Analysis: The Method of Philosophy at Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 91-103
    3. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 146-155
    4. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 156-183
    5. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 184-200
    6. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 201-219
    7. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 220-227
  5. Religion and Human Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 231-235
    3. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 236-240
    4. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 241-251
    5. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 252-262
    6. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 263-269
    7. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 270-280
    8. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 281-311
    9. Dickinson S. Miller
      Pages 312-326
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-333

About this book

Introduction

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 rela­ 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.

Keywords

David Hume William James democracy event free will knowledge philosophy pragmatism truth will writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1792-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1794-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1792-3
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