02/11 2019

The Age of Analysis Morton White

Twentieth Century Philosophers

This entry in The Mentor Philosophers series analyzes 20th century philosophers with included commentary from a Harvard Professor of Philosophy, Morton White. Each chapter focuses on a specific philosopher, with Morton White giving an introduction of the philosopher's background and influence. The chapter then concludes with selected writing from the philosopher's popular works. I found this style did well at giving each philosopher enough room to argue their point while also providing excellent contrast between the fellow philosopher's of that era. I was very pleased with the balance of Morton White's commentary and the potency of the philosophers' first-hand accounts. I will definitely be looking into the other books in this series.

The next time I read through this book I want to take much more detailed notes, with an emphasis on orienting how the vastly different philosophers influenced each other's works.

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