Men and Movements in American Philosophy

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FOOTNOTES AND SUGGESTED READING

There are full "Guides to the Literature" following each chapter of Herbert W. Schneider, A History of American Philosophy. Columbia University Press, 1946. Since these lists are available, the suggestions here have been kept to a minimum.


PRELUDE

Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana. Silas Andrus, 1820, reprints in full the text of such documents as the Cambridge Platform of 1649. The best selection of source materials for the intellectual life of the Puritans is Perry Miller and Thomas H. Johnson, The Puritans. American Book Co., 1938. Useful discussions of Puritan thought can be found in Perry Miller, The New England Mind: the Seventeenth Century. The Macmillan Co., 1939, and Ralph Barton Perry , Puritanism and Democracy. The Vanguard Press, 1944.

1
Cotton Mather, The Christian Philosopher, especially Essay XXXII, "Of Man," in Selections from Cotton Mather. ( Kenneth B. Murdock, editor) Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1926, pp. 349-362.
2
Excerpts from Robinson speech are quoted by Perry Miller, Orthodoxy in Massachusetts. Harvard University Press, 1933, p. 101n.
3
Cotton Mather, Magnalia, Vol. II. Silas Andrus, 1820, pp. 184-185 reproduces the discussion of the saint in The Cambridge Platform, chap. III.
4
The phrase is from The Cambridge Platform, and is quoted here from Mather Magnalia, Vol. II, p. 193.
5
Cotton remarks from The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven and Power Thereof According to the Word of God. Thomas Goodwin, Philip Nye, London, 1644, p. 23.

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  • Men and Movements in American Philosophy *
  • Foreword v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Prelude 1
  • 1: Colonial Materialism and Immaterialism 9
  • 2: The American Enlightenment 36
  • 3: Philosophical Orthodoxy 73
  • 4: New England's Wild Oats 110
  • 5: The Biologizing of Philosophy 151
  • 6: Varieties of Idealism 187
  • 7: Pragmatic Perspectives 228
  • 8: Cross Currents of Realism 274
  • 9: The Emergence of Naturalism 313
  • Footnotes and Suggested Reading 357
  • Index 385
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