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William Ernest Hocking

William Ernest Hocking was an American idealist philosopher at Harvard University. He continued the work of his philosophical teacher Josiah Royce in revising idealism to integrate and fit into empiricism, naturalism and pragmatism. He said that metaphysics has to make inductions from experience: "That which does not work is not true." His major field of study was the philosophy of religion, but his 22 books included discussions of philosophy and human rights,... Read More

Born10 August 1873
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedJune 12, 1966 (aged 92)
Madison, New Hampshire
EraContemporary philosophy


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