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Within Human Experience

The Philosophy of William Ernest Hocking

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674432314

Publication Date: 01/01/1969

378 pages


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By the time of William Ernest Hocking’s death in 1966, his work had significantly influenced a host of strikingly diverse individuals, including Gabriel Marcel, C. T. K. Chari, and the theoretical physicist Frederick Werner. In this first comprehensive study of Hocking’s philosophy, Leroy Rouner explores the key to this wide influence: Hocking’s synoptic understanding of the individual’s interrelationship with nature and society. Describing Hocking’s metaphysical convictions as they developed from his experiences, the author goes on to analyze the way in which these convictions informed Hocking’s views on the serious concerns of human existence, especially religious.

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