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University of Toledo (Toledo, OH 43606-3390)
Ernest W. Dewey (Project Director: June 1970 to present)

Thorstein Veblen's Place in American Pragmatism

Examination of Veblen as a philospher. ABSTRACT: Veblen's graduate field was philosophy, his PhD dissertation was on Kant, and his social criticism turned on questions of fundamental value. He is seldom examined as a pholospher, nor have his economic contributions been examined in any extended form in the light of his basic philosophical commitments. He was an extraordinary mind and a remarkable social critic whose insights with regard to institutional structure in economics, government, education, international affairs, etc. are timely and affect thinking today. Project to complete research on book-length manuscript dealing with Veblen's philosophy. Chapter titles: Veblen's Relation to the Pragmatic Movenment, Veblen vs. Marxian Materialsim, Veblen's Contribution to Economic Thought, The Nature and Unity of Veblen's Thought, etc. Fund for summer stipend, travel, indirect costs.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$3,102 (approved)
$3,102 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 9/30/1970