The Philosophy of C. D. Broad

The Philosophy of C. D. Broad

The Philosophy of C. D. Broad

The Philosophy of C. D. Broad

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Here, at long last, is Volume X in our LIBRARY, on The Philosophy of C. D. Broad. I say, at long last, because-as is also true of the next succeeding volume (on The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap)--it has been a very long time in the making. In fact, most of the essays for this book were written in 1955. We apologize to one and all. But, perhaps the care with which Professor Broad has not merely written his Autobiography but also his Reply to his critics and commentators may in some way justify the delay. Of this great care the observant and critical reader will have no difficulty in convincing himself. All the undersigned can do here is to, once again, express to Professor Broad his sincere appreciation and gratitude.

Similar gratitude is due to all the contributors to this volume, who, like Professor Broad himself, have spared neither time nor effort to come to grips with this philosopher's salient and most distinguishing ideas. The editor is happy too to express his thanks to Dr. C. Lewy, who has so kindly and so painstakingly prepared Part IV of this volume, the Bibliography of Professor Broad's writings. The editor also desires to acknowledge the tireless efforts of his (part-time) secretary, Mrs. Edward C. Smith without whose aid this volume would have been delayed still more.

The order in which the contributed essays appear in Part II was determined by the order in which Professor Broad replied to his critics in Part III. There is one exception to this rule. That is the essay by Professor Robert W. Browning, which came into the editor's hands long after Professor Broad had completed and sent in his "Reply." Inasmuch as Professor Broad could not reply to it, this essay has been placed last in Part II.

Once again the editor is indebted to the Graduate Research Council of Northwestern University for its annual continuance of a small grant-in-aid to help defray some of the editorial expenses of this as well as of other volumes in our LIBRARY.

Except for some editorial labors, Vol. XI, on The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap . . .

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