The Pragmatic Revolt in American History: Carl Becker and Charles Beard

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Index
Adams, Brooks, 16, 66
Adams, George Burton, 19-20, 23, 33
Adams, Henry: theory of, 15-16; seminar of, 18; Becker's view of, 30, 132; Beard's view of, 54-5, 57 n., 58, 103; context of his work, 67; compared to Beard, 106; compared to Becker, 126
Adams, Herbert Baxter, 17-19, 22-3
Adams, Sam, 69, 72-3, 80
America First Committee, 135, 136 and n.
Antiformalism: defined, 9; Turner's plea for, 22-3, 65; growth of, 65-7; Becker's contribution to, 68; Beard's economic determinism related to, 86, 90-1, 100; and Beard's idea of progress, 108; impact on Becker's and Beard's liberalism, 115-10, 161, on Becker's, 122; limits of, 162
Aron, Raymond, 14
Bacon, Francis, 35
Barnes, Harry Elmer, 23-6, 70, 90, 115, 138, 149; Becker's view of, 25-6, 121; Beard's view of, 139
Beard, Charles A.: temperament and life compared to Becker, 4-5, 136, 155; praises Becker, 85; view of Turner, 25; relation to Robinson and Barnes, 26; relation to pragmatism, 27-8; family background and student days, 88-90; place in American thought, 157-8.
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE: origins of his relativism, 51; defends interpretation, 51-2, criticizes scientific history, 52-3; on frames of reference, 53-4; on the impasse of relativism, 54; on act of faith in progress, 54-5; compared to Croce and Mannheim, 56-7; sympathy for Henry Adams, 57 n.; problem of his "act of faith," 58; basis of his skepticism, 59; relativism and explanation, 59-61.
ANTIFORMALISM: antiformalist purpose, 86; influence of, 86-7; atmosphere at Columbia and the New School, 90; seed-bed of his economic approach, 90-2; nonpartisan spirit, 92-3, ambiguity about framers, 93-9; pragmatic approach, 100; subtlety of interpretation, 100-2; mechanical dialectic, 102-3; oversimplification, 103-4; revision of economic theory, 105- 6; "realistic dialectics," 106; vision of progress, 106-8; Manichaean approach, 109-10; self-criticism, 110-11.
PROGRESS AND POLITICS: workers' education movement, 88-9; reformer's zeal, 89-90; controversy over, 135; and "America First," 136 and n.; supports Wilson, 137; leaves Columbia, 137; and "revisionists," 138; criticism of Barnes, 139; pre-Depression confidence, 139; sources of his isolationism, 140; faith in national planning, 140-2; influenced by Nye Com-mittee, 142-3; joins "revisionists," 143; ambivalence about F.D.R., 144; predicts Pacific war, 144; de-

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