From a Philosophical Point of View

From a Philosophical Point of View: Selected Studies (Princeton University Press, 2004), by Morton White, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, is a selection of essays written over the course of sixty years. Encompassing a variety of topics including studies in ethics, the theory of knowledge, and metaphysics as well as in the philosophy of culture, the history of pragmatism, and allied currents in social, political, and legal thought, these selections represent the belief that philosophers should reflect not only on mathematics and science but also on other aspects of culture, such as religion, art, history, law, education, and morality. Throughout the work, White argues from a holistic standpoint against a sharp epistemological distinction between logical and physical beliefs and also against an equally sharp one between descriptive and normative beliefs.