Sidney Hook: Philosopher of Democracy and Humanism

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Sidney Hook vii
  • Preface - The Impact of Sidney Hook in the Twentieth Century ix
  • Part I - Sidney Hook the Man 1
  • Sidney Hook: Philosopher of the Moral-Critical Intelligence 3
  • Sidney Hook - A Personal Portrait 17
  • Life with Sidney: A Memoir 27
  • Part II - Marxism, Socialism, and Communism 33
  • The Socialist Obsession 35
  • Notes 44
  • Socialism in America 47
  • Notes 62
  • The Death of the Rosenbergs 65
  • Notes 75
  • Hooked on Freedom and Science 77
  • The Radical Intellectual and American Foreign Policy: the Vietnam Experience 83
  • Notes 92
  • Part III - Education 95
  • On Liberalism and Liberal Education 97
  • Academic Freedom and Academic Obligations - With Some Thoughts on Departmental Autonomy, Permanent Tenure, and the Academic Appointment of Revolutionaries 113
  • A Free University in a Free Society 139
  • A Sculptor in Snow 149
  • Notes 153
  • Part IV - Issues in Ethics, Humanism and Human Nature 155
  • The Ethics of Secular Humanism 157
  • Notes 169
  • Rescuing Equality 171
  • Notes 186
  • Is Human Life Itself a Value? 189
  • Notes 192
  • Freedom and Civilization 193
  • Natural Law 197
  • Can We Have "Aggregate Happiness"? 221
  • The Genetic Fallacy Re-Examined 227
  • Notes 243
  • Part V - Pragmatism 247
  • The Pragmatism of Metaphysics 249
  • Notes 257
  • Pragmatism Without Method 259
  • Notes 273
  • Ontology, Formalism, and Pragmatism 275
  • Notes 288
  • A Glance at Experience 291
  • Hook's "Pragmatism and the Tragic Sense of Life" 305
  • Notes 309
  • 1922 311
  • Reviews of Sidney Hook's Works 348
  • Contributors 357
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