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Metaphysics and Social Attitudes-Some Forgotten Facts

by Pitrim A. Sorokin - 1938

IN the controversy between Brand Blanshard and Sidney Hook concerning the relationship between philosophy and socio-political attitudes, Mr. Blanshard contends that "there is in general no straight road from metaphysics to social attitudes" and, if there is any, then the rationalistic and idealistic philosophers rather than the empiristic and pragmatic ones, have been siding with liberalism and progressivism. Mr. Hook claims, on the contrary, that historically the rationalistic and idealistic currents of philosophical thought usually tie themselves with socio-political conservatism while the empirical and pragmatic philosophies go hand in hand with "progressive" and "liberal movements." Such is the main thesis of the controversy.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1938, p. 178-180
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13674, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 2:07:27 PM

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