Arthur O. Lovejoy and the Quest for Intelligibility

By Daniel J. Wilson

Arthur O. Lovejoy and the Quest for Intelligibility

266 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-3695-8
    Published: June 2012

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Lovejoy (1873-1962) was America's foremost historian of ideas, a major participant in the philosophical debates of the twentieth century, and a prominent advocate of academic freedom. The product of an emotionally unsettled childhood and an evangelical father, Lovejoy reacted against his father by postulating the certainty of self-sufficient reason. He believed that only the principles of reason could order the world and so make our universe intelligible.

Originally published in 1980.

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