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The Consensus on Idealism, 1870–1900

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780199260164
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199260168.003.0007
 The Consensus on Idealism, 1870–1900

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In the new university system of the late nineteenth century, there was a consensus on idealism as the most effective response to the challenge of Charles Darwin. Nine older thinkers typified philosophy in the young American university: Borden Parker Bowne; J.E. Creighton, G.S. Fullerton, George Holmes Howison, George Ladd, G. S. Morris, Elisha Mulford, James Seth, and Jacob Gould Sherman. Two younger scholars, Josiah Royce and John Dewey, trained in the leading doctoral programme in the US at Johns Hopkins absorbed these conventional ideas.

Keywords: Borden Parker Bowne; J.E. Creighton; Charles Darwin; John Dewey; G.S. Fullerton; Johns Hopkins; George Holmes Howison; idealism; George Ladd; G. S. Morris; Elisha Mulford; Josiah Royce; James Seth; Jacob Gould Sherman

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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