Leading Harvard philosophy professor William Ernest Hocking (1873-1966), author of 17 books and in his day second only to John Dewey in the breadth of his thinking, is now largely forgotten, and his once-influential writings are out of print. This volume, which combines a rich selection of Hocking's work with incisive essays by distinguished scholars, seeks to recover Hocking's valuable contributions to philosophical thought.
About the Author
John Lachs is Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of several books, including I n Love with Life , published by Vanderbilt University Press.
D. Micah Hester is assistant professor of biomedical ethics and humanities at the Mercer University School of Medicine. His books include Community As Healing and On James .
Table of Contents
Hocking in His Own Words
1. "What Does Philosophy Say?" from Philosophical Review
2. "Preface to the 1912 Edition" from The Meaning of God in Human Experience
3. "The Fact, Field and Destiny: Inductive Elements of Metaphysics" from Review of Metaphysics
4. "The Self and Nature" from The Self: It's Body and Freedom
5. "Passage Beyond Modernity: The Possible Universality of Solitude" from The Coming World Civilization
6. "The Human Will" from Man and the State
7. A. "The Knowledge of Other Minds" from Meaning of God in Human Experience B. "Such Knowledge As We Could Desire" from Meaning of God in Human Experience C. "That Knowledge We Have" from Meaning of God in Human Experience
8. A. "Are Groups Minds Real?" from Man and the State B. "Will Circuits" from Man and the State
9. "Institutions and Change" from Human Nature and Its Remaking