Presidential Addresses of the American Philosophical Association (1951-1960)

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The American Philosophical Association (APA) was founded in 1900 to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline. Having grown from a few hundred members to over 10,000, the American Philosophical Association is one of the largest philosophical societies in the world and the only American philosophical society not devoted to a particular school or philosophical approach. In 1999, in anticipation of its centennial, the APA authorised philosopher Richard T Hull to begin collecting and publishing the presidential addresses delivered over the course of the twentieth century. The first six volumes, covering the years 1901 to 1960, have now been published and are available exclusively from "Prometheus Books". Besides the presidential addresses, each volume contains biographies and photographs of the APA presidents, a list of their birthplaces, a chronology of the APA, a list of presidents per decade, a list of universities and colleges closely associated with each president, and name and subject indices. A total of eleven volumes are planned to complete the collection.
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Table of Contents

The science of creation 5
The common good 23
Twentieth century theme 41
The legal norm in Soviet jurisprudence 55
Philosophy and ritual 79
Symposia 97
The philosophy of natural science and comparative law 127
On judging history 153
The philosopher's commitment 173
The Demiurge in politics : the timaeus and the laws 191
Crisis and the spirit of community 215
The problem of meaning 235
Realism or phenomenalism? 249
Naturalism reconsidered 265
The rationale of political discussion 279
Prime matter and physical science 291
The data of aesthetics 317
The critic of institutions 337
Talking and looking 355
Vindication of L*G*C*L P*S*T*V*SM 377
"On many occasions I have in sleep been deceived" - Descartes 403
Concerning a tendency in French ethical thought 427
Speaking of objects 445
Chess not without the queen 467
Language and reality 491
Philosophic sense and mystic sensibility 509
The abdication of philosophy 539
Pragmatism and the tragic sense of life 569
Existentialism - a third way 595
Zen to Mead 623
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