George Holmes Howison, Philosopher and Teacher: A Selection from His Writings, with a Biographical Sketch

George Holmes Howison, Philosopher and Teacher: A Selection from His Writings, with a Biographical Sketch

George Holmes Howison, Philosopher and Teacher: A Selection from His Writings, with a Biographical Sketch

George Holmes Howison, Philosopher and Teacher: A Selection from His Writings, with a Biographical Sketch

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The limits of evolution and other essays, in both its editions, has long been out of print, and copies of it are difficult to obtain. This want and Professor Howison's expressed hope of revising the whole for a third edition have led some of his friends to plan a book which should contain the more significant of the essays, with a few others of his writings which help importantly to make clear the outline of his philosophy. And it has been thought that a brief account of the man himself would enhance the book's value for those who knew him personally and for those who were not so privileged.

Many persons by their encouragement and practical help have brought this plan to reality. Professor John H. Muirhead, of the University of Birmingham, at the time Mills Lecturer in Philosophy in the University of California, was one of the first to advise--and with warmth--that the design be realized in the interest of philosophy generally. Dr. William W. Campbell, the President of the University, welcomed the proposal, and gave it his personal and official interest. It was approved also by Mrs. Howison, without whose generous support the publication would have been impossible.

The present work has been furthered also by several who have been professionally associated with Howison's teaching of philosophy. Professor Hocking, of Harvard University, an instructor in philosophy under Professor Howison at the University of California in the years 1904-1908, has given valuable advice in . . .

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