Thanks: so it was primarily epistemological.
But I am confused by " positivism was a dead end worth exploring"
Also at the this time Anthropology was in its birth. French Anthropology was and is almost an American Sociology (interpersonal relations) where American Anthropology was much more structural (how were societies built). Of course neither excluded the other. I am thinking that the Anthropology TSE is referring to in the 218 note is primarily a French anthropology and perhaps even more towards the Jungian/Freudian studies of myth.
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On Oct 7, 2013, at 8:05 AM, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> TSE's dissertation was titled Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. H. Bradley, who as far as I know, was not at Harvard. It did not focus on ethics. Here abbreviated is the table of contents:
> I. On Our Knowledge of Immediate Experience
> II. On the Distinction of "Real" and "Ideal"
> III. The Psychologist's Treatment of Knowledge
> IV. The Epistemologist's Theory of Knowledge
> V. The Epistemologist's Theory of Knowledge (continued)
> VI. Solipsism
> VII. Conclusion
> Appendix I "The Development of Leibniz' Monadism"
> Appendix II "Leibniz' Monadism and Bradley's Finite Centres"
> Eric Thompson's book T. S. Eliot: The Metaphysical Perspective gives, specifically for people not highly trained in philosophy, a summary explanation of each of the dissertation chapter headings. I've looked at all of the books that consider or interpret the dissertation and believe this is still the best introduction to it.
> Eliot said somewhere that
> Ken A
> On 10/7/2013 9:33 AM, Richard Seddon wrote:
>> I think Bradley at Harvard was an Ethicist. For someone who has read TSE's dissertation was it primarily ethical?
>> Another question on TSE and Philosophy, did TSE express any opinions on Positivism?
>> Is there s listing of the books used in the Anthropology class TSE took at Harvard? Who was the professor?
>> Rick Seddon
>> Portales, NM
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