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NONTHEMATIC / Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer 1959)

Table of Contents

 

Hans Jonas

The Practical Uses of Theory, with Comments by Solomon Asch, Erich Hula, and Adolph Lowe

[reprinted in 51:1 50th Anniversary Issue]

Aquinas and Bacon obviously speak of two different things. In assigning different ends to knowledge, they speak in fact of different kinds of knowledge, having also different kinds of things for their subject.

 

Carl Sandburg

Freedom of the Mind

Freedom of the mind, the right to think and to speak your thought so long as it does no harm to the rights and privileges of fellow citizens--this freedom is one of the central themes of this meeting. We have come together in the name of that mystic and hazardous thing called the American Dream.

 

Edmond Cahn

The Consumers of Injustice

There was an incident in 1781 that symbolized the beginning of a new age for government and law. The Revolutionary War had been going on since 1775, and the final battle was fought at Yorktown on the coast of Virginia during the month of October 1781.

 

Robert M. MacIver

The Graduate Faculty: Retrospect and Prospect

The liberty of the mind, the right to think, to inquire, and to communicate without submission to any authority or any orthodoxy, has been a fitful and precarious possession throughout human history. In the year 1932 it had become clear that the great center of Europe scholarship, where academic freedom had won perhaps its most notable triumph, was being degraded to the pattern of a new servile state, its scholars dismissed and persecuted.

 

Julius Wyler

The Role of Government Product in National Income

Until the second World War national income was conceived solely as net output, or the aggregate of factor shares, such as wages, salaries, interest, rent, and profits. This was still true in the pioneering studies of Meade-Stone and Gruenbaum on social accounting, both published in 1941.

 

Paul Neurath

India Changes!

Review of book by Taya Zinkin. New York: Oxford University Press. 1958. 233 pp.

 

Annemarie Shimony

Politics in an Urban African Community

Review of book by A. L. Epstein.New York: Humanities Press. Manchester: University Press. 1958. 254 pp.

 

Morris L. Fried

Social Class and Mental Illness: A Community Study

Review of book by August B. Hollingshead and Fredrick C. Redlich.New York: John Wiley. 1958. 442 pp.

 

Francis D. Wormwuth

The Philosophy of Law in Historical Perspective

Review of book by Carl Joachim Friedrich. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1958. 252 pp.

 

Alfred  Kahler

The Sources of Invention

Review of book by John Jewkes, David Sawers, and Richard Stillerman. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1958. 428 pp.          

 

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