Freedom and History and Other Essays

Freedom and History and Other Essays

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This volume of essays is an important introduction to the thought of one of the twentieth century's most significant yet underappreciated philosophers, Richard McKeon. The originator of philosophical pluralism, McKeon made extraordinary contributions to philosophy, to international relations, and to theory-formation in the communication arts, aesthetics, the organization of knowledge, and the practical sciences. This collection, which includes a philosophical autobiography as well as the out-of-print title essay qFreedom and Historyq and a previously unpublished essay on qPhilosophic Semantics and Philosophic Inquiry, q is a testimony to the range and systematic power of McKeon's thinking for the social sciences and the humanities.The significance of the narrative can be sought in the delineation of a person and the circumstances of his times and culture, ... I have been concerned successively, for three rather long periods, with three problems which are problems of ouranbsp;...

Title:Freedom and History and Other Essays
Author:Richard Peter McKeon, Zahava K. McKeon
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1990


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