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Hopkinson, Thomas (1709–51)

in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 1024 words.

First president of the American Philosophical Society, merchant, lawyer, judge, natural philosopher, and cofounder of the Academy of Philadelphia (origin

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Vaughan, John (1756–1841)

in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 905 words.

Wine merchant, longtime member of the American Philosophical Society, and humanitarian and philanthropist extraordinaire, John Vaughan was a key figure

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Rittenhouse, David (1732–1796)

Nina Reid-Maroney.

in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 645 words.

(1732–1796), American instrument-maker, astronomer, and second president of the American Philosophical Society (1791–1796).

Rittenhouse, “second to

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Tilghman, William (1756–1827)

in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 611 words.

William Tilghman was one-time president of the American Philosophical Society, a jurist and statesman whose career spanned the latter decades

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Twenty-Fourth Award of the Aquinas Medal, by the American Catholic Philosophical Association, to W. Norris Clarke, SJ

W. Norris Clarke, SJ.

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas

March 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 5270 words.

This chapter highlights the awarding of the Aquinas Medal to Father W. Norris Clarke, SJ, by the American Catholic Philosophical Association. In awarding the Aquinas Medal to Father Clarke,...

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Jusserand, Jean Adrien Antoine Jules

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 216 words.

Member of the Institute; Hon. Fellow Royal Soc. of Literature; Corresponding Fellow British Academy; Mem. Amer. Philosophical Society; Vice-President Société D’Histoire littéraire de la...

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The renaissance of civil society

Fred Powell.

in The politics of civil society

April 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Policy. 12471 words.

This seminal chapter provides a panoramic overview of the relationship between civil society, democracy and politics. It offers a meta-narrative of civil society from antiquity to...

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Philosophical-Policy and International Dispute Settlement: Process↹Principle and the Ascendance of the WTO's Concept of Justice

John Martin Gillroy.

in Journal of International Dispute Settlement

March 2012; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Arbitration; Private International Law and Conflict of Laws; Public International Law; Settlement of Disputes. 15468 words.

Philosophical-policy and legal design is an approach to dispute settlement that transcends positivism and legal realism through the integration of legal practice with philosophical method...

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The American Philosophical Tradition as Progressively Enriched Naturalism

Peter Hare.

in Pragmatism with Purpose

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 1463 words.

This chapter comments on Arnold Berleant's address entitled “Metapragmatism and the Future of American Philosophy,” delivered at the meeting of Society for the Advancement of American...

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Introduction

Jeffrie G. Murphy.

in Getting Even

January 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 2605 words.

The issue of “How ought one respond to evil?” is a gray area for many. Depending on the gravity of wrongdoing incurred, response to evil differs in each individual. In American society, the...

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Philosophy and Politics

Bruce Kuklick.

in A History of Philosophy in America

January 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 5318 words.

During the Revolutionary and Constitutional period, politics dominated the intellectual elite in a way that almost excluded religious claims. After this time, social and political thought...

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Georgia Elma Harkness

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Georgia Harkness was the first female theologian to teach in Protestant seminaries in the United States, at Garrett Biblical Institute and Pacific School of Religion. She was a social...

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The Civil War Dead and American Modernity

Ian Finseth.

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 352 pages.

Tracing the Civil War dead’s representational afterlife acroᶊ an array of historical, visual, and literary documents from 1861 to 1914, this book shows that they played a central, complex,...

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Midcareer

Albert E. Moyer.

in A Scientist's Voice in American Culture

September 1992; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 6499 words.

This chapter reviews Newcomb's professional attainments during midcareer. After serving at the Naval Observatory since 1861 and after much political maneuvering, Newcomb was appointed...

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Meiss, Millard

Edith W. Kirsch.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Art of the United States; Renaissance Art; 20th-Century Art. 422 words.

(b Cincinnati, March 25, 1904; d Princeton, June 12, 1975).

American art historian. He was educated at the universities of Princeton (BA) and New York (MA, PhD), lecturing at...

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List, George

Gregory F. Barz.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 366 words.

(Harold)

(b Tucson, AZ, Feb 9, 1911). American ethnomusicologist. He was educated at the Juilliard School of Music, receiving a diploma in flute performance in 1933. He...

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Alexis de Tocqueville

Alan Ryan.

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

August 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy. 13907 words.

This chapter offers a reading of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, arguing that the book was not a philosophical analysis of the concept of democracy, nor a simple narrative of...

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Colonialism: Locke's Theory of Property

Barbara Arneil.

in John Locke and America

March 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 13425 words.

Property lies at the heart of John Locke's Two Treatises of Government. The creation of property and its preservation constitute the foundation of the state of nature and civil society,...

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