Electronic book text
December 1, 2019
9781421434131
9780801802515
English
284
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$45.00 USD, £33.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Paperback / softback
December 1, 2019
9781421434124
English
284
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
.85 Pounds (US)
$45.00 USD, £33.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Proprieties and Vagaries

A Philosophical Thesis from Science, Horse Racing, Sexual Customs, Religion, and Politics

Originally published in 1961. A constant influence on human action is that of proprieties, personal and social. These attitudes and traditions defining what is proper are largely logical in origin, but chance has a way of upsetting them. Even theory, which is part of human action, is subject to this influence. Dr. Hammond takes a novel approach to this philosophical theme. His topics of discussion include perception, the role of symbols in poetry and science, the definition of good and good use in language, space and the motion of the earth, the psychology of love, attitudes toward gambling, and a defense of horse racing. This unorthodox approach results in an exceptionally imaginative and thought-provoking book as well as a strong defense of deontology.

About the Author

Albert L. Hammond was a professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and a devotee of horse racing. He joined the Department of Philosophy in 1914. He also authored articles in the Philosophical Review and the Journal of Philosophy.

Johns Hopkins University Press
From 17

9781421434131 : proprieties-and-vagaries-hammond
Electronic book text
284 Pages
$45.00 USD
9781421434124 : proprieties-and-vagaries-hammond
Paperback / softback
284 Pages
$45.00 USD

Other Titles by Albert L Hammond

Ideas about Substance

Albert L. Hammond
Mar 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in PHILOSOPHY / General

Latour and the Humanities

edited by Rita Felski and Stephen Muecke
Sep 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$94.95 USD - Hardback

Stories and the Brain

Paul B. Armstrong
May 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$94.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Alfred North Whitehead, Volume 1

Victor Lowe
Mar 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$50.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in Philosophy

Latour and the Humanities

edited by Rita Felski and Stephen Muecke
Sep 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$94.95 USD - Hardback

Stories and the Brain

Paul B. Armstrong
May 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$94.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Alfred North Whitehead, Volume 1

Victor Lowe
Mar 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$50.00 USD - Paperback / softback