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Sidney Hook

Sidney Hook

Sidney Hook (1902–1987) was one of the leading American philosophers of the 20th century and a central figure among those on the left who became disenchanted with the Communist views of their youth and spent much of their lives fighting it instead. Ernest B. Hook is professor emeritus, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. He wishes to thank the Hoover Institution and its archivists and librarians, especially Dale Reed, for their assistance.

The terms “transition” and “crisis” are two great semantic beacons of our times. They blink at us, not only in the ephemera of journalism, but...

During the last few years philosophers in the United States have been engaged in a profound searching of heart. They have been discussing the nature...

More than five years have elapsed since the organization of the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of...