Histories and Encyclopedias

Histories and Encyclopedias for American Philosophy


American Philosophy: The Early Schools, I. Woodbridge Riley. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1907.

American Psychology before William James, Jay Warton Fay. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1939.

American Thought: A Critical Sketch, Morris R. Cohen. Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press, 1954.

A Bibliography and Genetic Study of American Realism, Victor Harlow. Oklahoma City: Harlow Pub. Co., 1931. New York, Kraus Reprint, 1970.

A Brief Retrospect of the 18th Century, Samuel Miller. New York: T. and J. Swords, 1804.

Churchmen and Philosophers, Bruce Kuklick. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Darwinism and the Divine in America, Jon Roberts. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.

Dictionary of American Philosophy, St. Elmo Nauman, Jr. New York: Philosophical Library, 1973.

Early American Philosophers, Adam Leroy Jones. New York: Macmillan, 1898.

English and American Philosophy Since 1800, Arthur Rogers. New York: Macmillan, 1922.

The Growth of American Thought, Merle Curti. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1943.

A History of American Philosophy, Herbert W Schneider. New York: Columbia University Press, 1946.

A History of Philosophical Ideas in America, William Werkmeister. New York: Ronald Press, 1949.

A History of Philosophy in America, Elizabeth Flower and Murray G. Murphey. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1977.

A History of Philosophy in America, 1720-2000, Bruce Kuklick. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Independent Intellectuals in the United States, 1910-1945, Steven Biel. New York University Press, 1992.

Meaning and Action: A Critical History of Pragmatism, H. S. Thayer. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1981.

Men and Movements in American Philosophy, Joseph L. Blau. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1952.

Modern Process Thought, James Gray. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1982.

The New American Philosophers, Andrew Reck. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1968.

An Outline of Philosophy in America, M. M. Curtis. Cleveland: Western Reserve University, 1896.

The Phenomenological Movement: A Historical Introduction, Herbert Spiegelberg. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1971; third, revised edition, 1981.

Philosophy of the Recent Past, Ralph Barton Perry. New York: Scribner’s, 1926.

Present Philosophical Tendencies, Ralph Perry. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1912.

Recent American Philosophy, Andrew Reck. New York: Pantheon Books, 1964.

Reflections on American Philosophy From Within, Roy Wood Sellars. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1969.

The Rise of American Philosophy, Bruce Kuklick. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.

Two Centuries of Philosophy in America, ed. Peter Caws. London: Blackwell, 1980.


Other Reference Resources

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American Biographies, Wheeler Preston. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1974.

American Men of Science: A Biographical Directory, many editions, ed. James McKeen Cattell, NY: Bowker, 1906, 1927,1933,1955,1960,1965, etc. An index for 1906-1979 was published with American men and women of science in 1979.

American National Biography, ed. John A. Garrety and Mark C. Carnes, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

American Philosophy. Edited by Ralph Winn. NY: Philosophical Library, 1955.

American Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: A Sourcebook, ed. Paul Kurtz, New York: Macmillan, 1966.

American Women Philosophers 1650-1930: Six exemplary thinkers. Edited by Therese Boos Dykeman. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1993

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Black Biography, 1790-1950: A Cumulative Index. Alexandria, Va.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1991.

Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, ed. John S. Bowman. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.

Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 2nd. ed., ed. Robert Audi, Cambridge UP, 1999.

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Canadian Who’s Who Index, 1898-1984, ed. Evelyn McMann, University of Toronto Press, 1986.

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A Companion to American Thought. ed. Fox and Kloppenburg. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.

A Companion to Epistemology, ed. J. Dancy and E. Sosa, Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.

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Contemporary American Philosophy, vols I and II, ed. G. P Adams and W P Montague, New York: Macmillan and St Martin’s Press, 1930.

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Cumulative Philosophical Book Index.

Current Biography, New York: H. H. Wilson, various editions.

Diccionario de Filosofia, Jose Ferrater Mora, Madrid: Alianza Editorial, fifth edition, 1984.

Dictionary of American Biography, ed. Francis S. Drake. 1872.

Dictionary of American Biography, ed. Dumas Malone. New York: Scribner’s, 1933, 1943.

Dictionary of American Philosophy. St. Elmo Nauman, Jr. NJ: Littlefield, Adams, 1973.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography, London: Macmillan, 1963.

Dictionary of Cultural Theorists, Ernest Cashmore, Oxford UP, 1999.

Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Philosophers Since 1900. Columbia, South Carolina: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2002.

A Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. Antony Flew, New York: St Martin’s Press, revised second edition, 1984.

Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion, William L. Reese, New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1980.

Dictionary of Psychology and Psychiatry, ed. R. M. Goldenson, New York and London: Longmans, 1984.

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Dizionario di filosofia: 2500 voci, 700 bibliografie, tavole cronologiche. Milan: Rizzoli, 1977.

Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier (US), 1995.

Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, Jerusalem: Keter, 1971.

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. Michael Kelly, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Encyclopedia of American Biography, second edition, ed. J. A. Garraty, HarperCollins (US), 1995.

Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Lawrence C. and Charlotte Becker, New York: Garland, 1992.

Encyclopaedia of Islam, ed. H. A. R. Gibb et al., second edition, Leiden: Brill, 6 vols, 1960.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Paul Edwards, New York: Macmillan & Co., 1967.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy Supplement, ed. Donald Borchert. New York: Macmillan & Co., 1996.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward Craig, London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychology, ed. R. Harre and R. Lamb, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1983.

Enzyklopadie Philosophie and Wissenschaftstheorie, ed. Eirgen Mittelstrass, Mannheim: Bibliographisches Institut AG, 1980.

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English, ed. Isobel Grundy, Virginia Blain and Patricia Clements, Batsford, 1993.

The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought, ed. A. Bullock and O. Stallybrass, London: Fontana, 1977.

The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thinkers, ed. A. Bullock and R. B. Woodings, London: Fontana, 1983.

The Genesis of Modern Process Thought: a historical outline with bibliography, George Lucas, Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1983.

Handbook of Metaphysics and Ontology, ed. Hans Burkhardt, Munich: Philosophia Verlag, 2 vols, 1991.

Handbook of World Philosophy: Contemporary Developments since 1945, ed. John A. Burr, London: Aldwych Press, 1980.

A History of Philosophical Systems, ed. V. T. A. Ferm, Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1950.

History of Philosophy, vol. 9: Maine de Biran to Sartre by F C. Copleston, London: Search Press, 1975.

History of Philosophy Quarterly

A History of Women Philosophers, 3 vols. Mary Ellen Waithe. Kluwer, 1987-1991

A Hundred Years of Philosophy, John Passmore, London: Duckworth, 1957

A Hundred Years of Philosophy, Rudolf Metz, trans. J. W Harvey, T. E Jessop and H. Sturt, ed. J. H. Muirhead, London: Allen & Unwin, 1938 (originally published in German, Heidelberg, 1934)

Idealistic Studies

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. D. L. Sills, New York: Macmillan, 1968

International Who’s Who, London: Europa Publications, various editions

International Who’s Who of Women, London: Europa Publications, 1992

Journal of the History of Ideas

Journal of the History of Philosophy

Journal of Philosophical Studies

Journal of Philosophy

Journal of Symbolic Logic

Key Thinkers, Past and Present, ed. Jessica Kuper, Routledge, 1987

Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Zurich: Kindler Verlag, 1965 and 1970

Larousse du XXieme siecle, Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1928?53

Latin American philosophy in the twentieth century, Jorge Gracia, Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1986.

Makers of Modern Culture: A Biographical Dictionary, ed. Justin Wintle, London: Routledge, 1981

Metzler Philosophenlexikon, Stuttgart: J. B. Metzlersche, 1989


Names in the history of psychology: a biographical sourcebook, ed. Leonard Zusne, NY: John Wiley, 1975

National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Clifton, N.J.: J. T. White, 1893-

National Union Catalog (US)

Natural History

Natural Philosophy

New York Review of Books

Notable American Women, 1607-1950; A Biographical Dictionary. Edward T. James, editor. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.

Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed. Ted Honderich, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995

Oxford Companion to the Mind, ed. R. L. Gregory, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987

The Personalist Forum

Philosophen Lexikon, ed. Bernd Lutz, Stuttgart, Metzler, 1995

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Philosopher’s Index, Bowling Green, OH: Philosophy Documentation Center, Bowling Green State University, various editions

Philosophes critiques d’eux memes, ed. A Mercier and M. Svilar, Bern, Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang, 1975-

Philosophic der Gegenwart, ed. J. Nida-Rumelin, Stuttgart: Alfred Kroner Verlag, 1991

Philosophical Investigations

Philosophical Review

Philosophical Studies

Philosophical Trends in the Contemporary World, M. F Sciacca, trans. A. Salerno, Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 1964

Philosophie der Gegenwart, L. Landgrebe, Bonn: Atheneum, 1992

Philosophinnen Lexion, ed. Ursula I. Meyer, Aachen: ein-Fach-verlag, 1994, 1997

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

Philosophy East and West

The Philosophy of Religion, Alan P F. Sell, London: Croom Helm, 1988

Philosophy of Science

Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology, vols. 1-4. Eds. G. A. Kimble, M. Wertheimer, and C. White. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1991-2000

Pragmatism: An Annotated Bibliography, 1898-1940, John Shook, Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 1998

Praxis der Mathematik

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

Process Studies

Reader’s Adviser, Bowker (US), fourteenth edition, 1994

Recent Philosophers, John Passmore, London: Duckworth, 1985

Resources for Feminist Research

Seances et Travaux de l’Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques

Social Research

Thinkers of the Twentieth Century, ed. Roland Turner, Chicago: St James Press, second edition, 1987

Thinkers of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical, Bibliographical and Critical Dictionary, ed. Elizabeth Devine et al., London: Macmillan, 1983

Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society

Twentieth Century Philosophy, ed. Runes. New York: Greenwood Press, 1947

Twentieth Century Religious Thought, John Macquarrie, London: SCM Press, revised edition, 1971

Webster’s American Biographies, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam Webster Inc., various editions

Who’s Who, London: A. & C. Black, 1843-present

Who’s Who in America, Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1899-present

Who’s Who in Canada, International Publications Service, 86th edition, 1995

Who’s Who in Hell, Warren Smith, NY: Barricade Books, 2000

Who’s Who in Philosophy, ed. Dagobert D. Runes, New York: Philosophical Library, 1942

Who’s Who in Religion, Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, fourth edition, 1992

Who’s who in the humanities: with comments on humanities and contemporary culture, ed. Stephen Husarik, Chicago Biographical Center, 1992-93

Who Was Who in America, Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1899-present

Who’s Who in the West, Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 24th edition, 1993

Who’s Who in the World, Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, twelfth edition, 1995

Who’s Who of Women in Education, ed. Ernest Kay, Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1978.

Women in Psychology: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook, ed. Agnes O’Connell, NY: Greenwood, 1990

Women of Modern Science, Edna Yost, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1959

Women Philosophers: A Biocritical Source Book, Ethel M. Kersey, New York: Greenwood Press, 1989

The Writer’s Directory, Chicago: St James Press, biennial



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