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The Use of Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

Californian Addresses, 1st Edition

By John H Muirhead


206 pages

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First published in 1928, this book reproduces the lectures and addresses that John Henry Muirhead gave on various occasions during the two and a half years he spent as Lecturer of Philosophy on the Mills Foundation at the University of California, USA. The different chapters look at the meaning and general place of Philosophy as a subject of study and the application of its leading conceptions to different areas of modern life, including science and politics. The final chapters however, present two short talks of a different nature, which were addressed to Scottish countrymen, gathered on distant shores. In this book, Muirhead makes a summary of his life’s philosophical thoughts and conclusions.

Table of Contents

1. Foreword 2. Why Everybody Needs a Philosophy 3. What is Philosophy, Anyway? 4. The Place of Philosophy in American Universities 5. The Spirit of Man 6. Social Life 7. Religion 8. The Life of Knowledge 9. Philosophy and Politics 10. The New Alignment of the British Commonwealth of Nations 11. Discussion in America 12. The Scot Abroad 13. On the Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s Birthday 14. Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Political
PHILOSOPHY / Religious