Pragmatism and the American Mind: Essays and Reviews in Philosophy and Intellectual History

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2. The Philosopher and the Metropolis in America1

In The Intellectual Versus The City, Lucia White and I advanced and documented the view that dismay and distrust have been the predominant attitudes of the American intellectual toward the American City.2 This is true not only of famous American novelists, sociologists, social workers, and architects, but also of influential philosophers and philosophically minded writers from the eighteenth century to the twentieth. In our study, we tried for the most part to examine the views of philosophers side-by-side with those of social workers, sociologists, literary men, and other intellectuals who speak during the same periods, and to similar concerns about the American city. Therefore, we devoted no sys

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This essay originated as a paper presented to the Faculty Seminar on Foundations of Urban Life and Form at Washington University in St. Louis during the academic year 1961-62. It was printed in Urban Life and Form, edited by Werner Z. Hirsch ( New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1963). The essay, copyright © 1963 by Morton White, is reprinted without change.
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Morton and Lucia White, T he Intellectual Versus The City: From Thomas Jefferson to Frank Lloyd Wright ( Cambridge, Mass., 1962); see also their "The American Intellectual Versus The American City", Daedalus, Vol- ume 90 ( 1961), pp. 166-79, reprinted in The Future Metropolis, edited by Lloyd Rodwin ( New York, 1961), pp. 214-32.

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