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William Ernest Hocking

Birthplace: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Madison, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States
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About 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, world politics, freedom of the press, the philosophical psychology of human nature; education; and more. In 1958 he served as president of the Metaphysical Society of America.


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August 10, 1873
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
June 12, 1966
Age 92
Madison, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States