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America's First Women Philosophers: Transplanting Hegel, by Dorothy G. Rogers

By Dorothy G. Rogers

The yankee idealist flow began in St. Louis, Missouri in 1858, turning into extra influential as ladies joined and inspired its improvement. Susan Elizabeth Blow used to be popular as an educator and pedagogical theorist who based the 1st public kindergarten software in the USA (1873-1884). Anna C. Brackett used to be a feminist and pedagogical theorist and the 1st lady significant of a secondary institution (St. Louis basic institution, 1863-72). Grace C. Bibb was once a feminist literary critic and the 1st woman dean on the college of Missouri, Columbia (1878-84). American idealism took on a brand new shape within the Eighteen Eighties with the founding of the harmony university of Philosophy in Massachusetts. Ellen M. Mitchell participated within the stream in either St. Louis and harmony. She was once one of many first girls to educate philosophy at a co-educational university (University of Denver, 1890-92). Lucia Ames Mead, Marietta Kies, and Eliza Sunderland joined the circulate in harmony. Lucia Ames Mead grew to become a prime pacifist theorist within the early 20th century. Kies and Sunderland have been one of the first girls to earn the Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Michigan, 1891, 1892). Kies wrote on political altruism and shared with Mitchell the excellence of educating at a coeducational establishment (Butler collage, 1896-99). those have been the 1st American girls as a gaggle to plunge into philosophy right, bridging these years among the novice, paraprofessional educational thinker. Dorothy Rogers's new booklet eventually offers them the eye they deserve.

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He taught at Johns Hopkins University and later the University of Michigan, wrote articles for JSP on Trendelenburg, translated Uberweg's history of philosophy, and published a paraphrase of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, at that time not yet translated. Morris lectured at the Concord School, and like Howison, as a university professor he helped bring prestige to this summer program. In addition, it is clearly no accident that Marietta Kies, a participant in the Concord School, was also a student of Morris's at the University of Michigan.

Harris appreciated this step up in the educational hierarchy, but it also meant accepting a considerably larger administrative burden. While Harris and his circle spent whatever free time they had discussing the war as Hegel's dialectic in action, and speculating that some sort of reconciliation could and must come about in order for history to manifest the realization of Spirit, they were not yet at liberty to make their philosophical inquiry more formal. This waited until after the war had ended and the Philosophical Society was established in 1866.

Louis circle. He was born in Connecticut and educated at Yale, and went west during a period of expansion in the region, just prior to the Civil War. Arriving in St. Louis in the summer of 1857, he struggled financially and emotionally for nearly a year, trying to establish himself by offering lessons in shorthand, half-heartedly engaging in pen- and book-selling schemes, and generally fending off depression as he increasingly began to fear he would not be able to make his way alone in the West.

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