Charles Frankel

Charles Frankel, 1917–79, American philosopher, b. New York City, grad. Columbia 1937, Ph.D., 1946. A teacher at Columbia since 1939, he became Old Dominion professor of philosophy and public affairs in 1970. His extensive writings are on social philosophy, the philosophy of history, and value theory, as well as on education and religion. His emphasis, like that of John Dewey, was on practical philosophy rather than metaphysical speculation. Between 1965 and 1967, Frankel was assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs. His works include The Faith of Reason (1948); The Case for Modern Man (1956, rev. ed. 1959); The Democratic Prospect (1962); and Pleasures of Philosophy (1972).

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Golden Age of American Philosophy
Charles Frankel.
G. Braziller, 1960
A History of Philosophical Systems
Vergilius Ferm.
Philosophical Library, 1950
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Twenty-One "The Philosophy of the Enlightenment" by Charles Frankel and Chap. Twenty-Six "Positivism" by Charles Frankel
The Ethics of Teaching and Scientific Research
Sidney Hook; Paul Kurtz; Miro Todorovich.
Prometheus Books, 1977
Librarian’s tip: "Facts, Values, and Responsible Choice" by Charles Frankel begins on p. 23
The Idea of a Modern University
Sidney Hook; Paul Kurtz; Miro Todorovich.
Prometheus Books, 1974
Librarian’s tip: "A Plea for Pluralism: A Dissenting Note" by Charles Frankel begins on p. 97
Modern Technology and Civilization: An Introduction to Human Problems in the Machine Age
Charles R. Walker.
McGraw-Hill, 1962
Librarian’s tip: "Change and the Future" by Charles Frankel begins on p. 328
Great Moral Dilemmas in Literature, Past and Present
R. M. MacIver.
Institute for Religious and Social Studies, 1956
Librarian’s tip: Chap. II "Efficient Power and Inefficient Value (Bernard Shaw: Major Barbara)" by Charles Frankel
Psychoanalysis, Scientific Method, and Philosophy: A Symposium
Sidney Hook; New York University Institute of Philosophy.
New York University Press, 1959
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 24 "The Status of Freud's Ideas" by Charles Frankel
Not like Us: How Europeans Have Loved, Hated, and Transformed American Culture since World War II
Richard Pells.
Basic Books, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Charles Frankel and LBJ" begins on p. 91
International Education: Its History and Promise for Today
Theodore M. Vestal.
Praeger Publishers, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Charles Frankel begins on p. 33
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