equally important concepts are yet to be formed, developed, made part of life. Apparently, ideas correctly and suitably derived from reality are more than mere experiences in the head: they go into the world to serve mankind.It may be well, in this connection, to recall Victor Hugo's aphorism that "there is nothing quite so powerful in the world as an idea whose time has come." Such ideas can be sought and found by all kinds of individuals, but mainly by individuals thinking creatively and expertly. In fact, is there anything better and more useful for a philosopher to do than to analyze and re-define contemporary concepts underlying our civilization, and especially to formulate ideas whose time has come or is about to come at this particular turning point of history-dormant ideas, revised ideas, new ideas-even if one has to encroach occasionally upon the traditional domain of the sciences?SUGGESTED READINGS
COHEN M. R., Reason and Nature. Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1931.
KRIKORIAN Y. H. (ed.), Naturalism and the Human Spirit. Columbia University Press, 1944.
PRATT J. B., Naturalism. Oxford University Press, 1939.
SELLARS R. W., Evolutionary Naturalism. Open Court Publ. Co., 1922.
STRONG C. A., A Creed for Sceptics. Macmillan Co., 1936.
WINN R. B., "Philosophic Naturalism", Twentieth Century Philosophy (ed. by D. D. Runes). Philosophical Library ( 1943).
---- "Philosophy and Science", Philosophy of Science, IX, January, 1942.
WOODBRIDGE F. J. E., An Essay on Nature. Columbia University Press, 1940.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • List of Contributors ix
  • Introduction - Orientation of Thought xi
  • Suggested Readings xviii
  • Part I - Fields and Problems of American Philosophy 1
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  • Axiology: the Problem Of Human Values 21
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