F C S Schiller on Pragmatism and Humanism: Selected Writings, 1891-1939

F C S Schiller on Pragmatism and Humanism: Selected Writings, 1891-1939

by F. C. S. Schiller
     
 

In his prolific seventy-three-years lifetime, F C. S. Schiller was a well-known Philosopher of the highest repute, considered synonymous with humanist philosophy. Up until his death in 1937, he carried the torch of pragmatism and self-titled humanism into the twentieth century, nearly single-handedly energizing European debates over pragmatic approaches to logic,

Overview

In his prolific seventy-three-years lifetime, F C. S. Schiller was a well-known Philosopher of the highest repute, considered synonymous with humanist philosophy. Up until his death in 1937, he carried the torch of pragmatism and self-titled humanism into the twentieth century, nearly single-handedly energizing European debates over pragmatic approaches to logic, science, truth, and reality. He retained humanism as the foundation for his entire philosophy, stressing that the environment, knowledge, and values must always be the creation of human choices and activities.

The study of Schiller's most important contributions to the philosophical traditions of humanism and pragmatism continues to be of great significance for contemporary scholars. The forty-two piece that appear in this volume, carefully selected from his books, journal articles, and essay contributions published between 1891 and 1939, represent Schiller's finest writings. They range across a broad spectrum of specific topics: logic and scientific method, meaning and religion, and ethics and politics. The collection also includes and introduction to Schiller's life and career, introduction essays, and a bibliography of his momentous work. With reverential enthusiasm, Shook and McDonald have here awakened the intelligent and passionate voice of humanism's all-too-neglected driving force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591025498
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
650
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

John R. Shook is the author of The Essential William James, Dewey's Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality, and Pragmatism: An Annotated Bibliography, 1898-1940. He is also the editor of Exuberant Skepticism by Paul Kurtz; Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism; Dewey's Enduring Impact: Essays on America's Philosopher (with Paul Kurtz); The Future of Naturalism (with Paul Kurtz); and F. C. S. Schiller on Pragmatism and Humanism: Selected Writings, 1891–1939 (with Hugh McDonald), among other works. He is the director of education and a senior research fellow at the Center for Inquiry and a research associate in philosophy at the University at Buffalo.

Hugh McDonald (New York, NY), assistant professor of philosophy at the CUNY New York City College of Technology, is the author of Radical Axiology: A First Philosophy of Values and John Dewey and Environmental Ethics.

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