By John R. Shook
The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, which includes over four hundred entries via approximately three hundred authors, offers an account of philosophical suggestion within the usa and Canada among 1600 and 1860. The label of "philosopher" has been commonly utilized during this Dictionary to intellectuals who've made philosophical contributions despite educational profession or expert name. so much figures weren't educational philosophers, as few such positions existed then, yet they did paintings on philosophical concerns and explored philosophical questions occupied with such fields as pedagogy, rhetoric, the humanities, historical past, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, medication, anthropology, faith, metaphysics, and the ordinary sciences.
Each access starts off with biographical and profession info, and maintains with a dialogue of the subject's writings, educating, and inspiration. A cross-referencing approach refers the reader to different entries. The concluding bibliography lists major courses via the topic, posthumous versions and picked up works, and additional studying concerning the subject.
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Serving as moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1808, he and others began to press the need for a new seminary to be established to provide well-educated clergy. Alexander was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree from The College of New Jersey at Princeton (now Princeton University) while visiting there, and in 1811 he learned that the new seminary was to be established at Princeton. In 1812 he accepted a position as the founding professor of Princeton Theological Seminary, with a class of less than a dozen students gathered in his home on Mercer Street.
Adams continued to add information to new editions of her dictionary and worked on other projects, including a two volume history of Judaism, The History of the Jews from the Destruction of the Temple to the Nineteenth Century (1812), as well as a collection of essays intended for educated women about the parables of Jesus and the history of the early church gathered under the title of Letters on the Gospels (1824). She also wrote A Summary History of New England (1799). While attempting to publish an abridgement of her history of New England for school children, she became embroiled in controversy.
Ed. Elizabeth Cary Agassiz (Boston, 1885). , ed. Jules Marcou (New York and London, 1895). Further Reading Amer Nat Bio, Appleton’s Cycl Amer Bio, Cambridge Dict Amer Bio, Comp Amer Thought, Encyc Amer Bio, Nat Cycl Amer Bio, WWWHV 12 ALCOTT Fry, C. George, and John Paul Fry. , 1989). Lurie, Edward. , 1988). superintendent of schools in Concord, Massachusetts. Throughout the remainder of his life Alcott traveled extensively around America conducting “conversations” on a wide range of topics, especially somewhat convoluted expositions of his own brand of Transcendental Neo-Platonism.
Dictionary of Early American Philosophers by John R. Shook