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William James Durant

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(1885–1981), popularizer of the history of ideas, whose books include The Story of Philosophy (1926), The Mansions of Philosophy (1929), Adventures in Genius (1931), and The ...

Durant, William James

Durant, William James (1885–1981)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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..., William James ( 1885–1981 ) Will Durant was born on 5 November 1885 in North Adams, Massachusetts. His early education was by Catholic nuns and priests in parochial schools and later in the Jesuit college of St. Peter’s in Jersey City, where he received the BA in 1907 . He entered the seminary at Seton Hall in 1909 , but withdrew in 1911 after reading Spinoza’s Ethics and losing his faith in organized religion. He agreed to continue for two years further at Seton Hall as professor of Latin, French, English, and geometry. After Durant passed...

Durant, Will[iam James]

Durant, Will[iam James]   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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..., Will[iam James] ( 1885–1981 ), popularizer of the history of ideas, whose books include The Story of Philosophy ( 1926 ), The Mansions of Philosophy ( 1929 ), Adventures in Genius ( 1931 ), and The Story of Civilization in ten volumes: Our Oriental Heritage ( 1935 ), The Life of Greece ( 1939 ), Caesar and Christ ( 1944 ), The Age of Faith ( 1950 ), The Renaissance ( 1953 ), The Reformation ( 1957 ), The Age of Reason Begins ( 1961 ), The Age of Louis XIV ( 1963 ), The Age of Voltaire ( 1965 ), and Rousseau and Revolution (...

William James Durant

William James Durant  

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(1885–1981),popularizer of the history of ideas, whose books include The Story of Philosophy (1926), The Mansions of Philosophy (1929), Adventures in Genius (1931), and The Story of Civilization in ...
48 The History of the Book in America

48 The History of the Book in America   Reference library

Scott E. Casper and Joan Shelley Rubin

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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...money for advertising than other publishers; they developed a recognizable logo and company identity; and they handled each title as if it were ‘a separate business venture’. They also surveyed customers by placing return postcards in their books. In 1927 , they promoted Will Durant’s The Story of Philosophy , as Fortune magazine noted, with an ‘excitement’ that was ‘impossible to escape’ (Rubin, Middlebrow Culture , 246, 249). The campaign included sales incentives for bookshops, direct-mail solicitation, a money-back guarantee, and a series of...

Durant Drake

Durant Drake  

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(1878–1933)Durant Drake was born on 18 December 1878 in Hartford, Connecticut. Drake was educated at Harvard, where he received his BA degree in 1900 and his MA degree in ...
James Bissett Pratt

James Bissett Pratt  

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(1875–1944)James B. Pratt was born on 22 June 1875 in Elmira, New York. As the son of a prominent banker and a devout Presbyterian mother, he enjoyed a comfortable ...
William Barrett

William Barrett  

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(1913–92)William Barrett was born on 30 December 1913 on Long Island, New York. After receiving his BA in 1933 from City College, where, like so many other noted American ...
Milton Ridbaz Konvitz

Milton Ridbaz Konvitz  

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(1908–2003)Milton R. Konvitz was born on 12 March 1908 in Safad, Palestine, then a part of the Ottoman Empire (now located in Israel). The family had come to Safad ...
Arthur Campbell Garnett

Arthur Campbell Garnett  

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(1894–1970)Arthur C. Garnett was born on 20 October 1894 in Port Victoria, South Australia, on an aboriginal reservation. Garnett attended the College of the Bible in Melbourne, and then ...
James Gibson Hume

James Gibson Hume  

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(1860–1949)James Gibson Hume was born on 12 September 1860 in Toronto, Canada. Soon after, his family moved north to a farm near Barrie, Ontario (then Canada West), where he ...
Noah Porter

Noah Porter  

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(1811–92),professor of moral philosophy and metaphysics at Yale (1846–71) and president of the college (1871–86). Although a staunch Calvinist and bitter opponent of Darwinism, he is considered a ...
John William Miller

John William Miller  

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(1895–1978)John William Miller was born on 8 January 1895 in Rochester, New York. He earned a BA from Harvard in 1916. A conscientious objector, he volunteered for the ambulance ...
Sterling Power Lamprecht

Sterling Power Lamprecht  

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(1890–1973)Sterling P. xysLamprecht was born on 8 January 1890 in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Williams College with a BA in 1911. He received his MA in philosophy from ...
James Murphy Edie

James Murphy Edie  

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(1927–98)James Edie was born on 3 November 1927 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He received his BA from Saint John’s University in Minnesota, studying philosophy and classics. He then ...
James Henry Leuba

James Henry Leuba  

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(1868–1946)James H. Leuba was born on 9 April 1868 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. After earning his BS degree in 1886 from the University of Neuchâtel, he moved to the United ...
William Caldwell

William Caldwell  

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(1863–1942)William Caldwell was born on 10 November 1863 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at Edinburgh University, receiving his MA in 1884 and DSc in 1886. He studied with ...
William Kelley Wright

William Kelley Wright  

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(1877–1956)William K. Wright was born on 18 April 1877 in Canton, Illinois. Upon completing his secondary education at Lake Forest Academy in Illinois, Wright attended Amherst College from 1895 ...
William Thomas Jones

William Thomas Jones  

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(1910–98)William T. Jones was born on 29 April 1910 in Natchez, Mississippi. His father died shortly thereafter, and Jones and his siblings were raised in somewhat straitened circumstances by ...
William Briggs Savery

William Briggs Savery  

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(1875–1945)William Savery was born on 26 September 1875 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He received his BA from Brown University in 1896, and then entered Harvard University, receiving the MA in ...
Edward Lee Thorndike

Edward Lee Thorndike  

(1874–1949)Edward L. Thorndike was born on 31 August 1874 in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. He received his BA in classics in 1895 from Wesleyan University. From 1895 to 1897 he studied ...

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