Winter 1950 • Vol. XII No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1950 |

Lovejoy and the History of Ideas

Essays in the History of Ideas by Arthur O. Lovejoy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1948. 359 pages. $5.00. Few American teachers of philosophy have had so extensive an influence outside their own professional circles as Arthur O. Lovejoy. Certainly few have striven so manfully to establish fruitful relations with scholars working in other fields. Many, indeed, have followed the lead of Royce and James in cultivating the ancient concern of the philosopher with religious thought. A certain few—and here belong perhaps the most distinctive American contributors to philosophic thinking—have developed the implications of the social sciences, and have in turn given new directions to the sciences of man. Royce and James are here joined by Dewey, Mead, and Tufts. There is Morris Cohen, equally familiar with the natural and the social sciences. But outstanding American philosophers at home in literature and the arts are conspicuous by their absence. We have enjoyed nothin

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