The Idealistic Reaction Against Science. (Inscribed, Dedicatee’s Copy)
English neo-Hegalianism and Anglo-American pragmatism
Dedicatee’s copy of Italian professor Antonio Aliotta’s (1881–1964) philosophical study of intellectualism and theories of knowledge with particular regard to science and mathematics. Professor Alliota’s book, La Reazione idealistica contro la scienza won the 1912 Paladin Prize.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “A. E. Taylor e dono auctoris 1914.” Educated at Oxford, the idealist philosopher Alfred E. Taylor (1869–1945) was influenced by British Idealism and neo-Hegalianism and subsequently became a scholar of Plato. He was professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews and at the University of Edinburgh.
With a later ownership inscription by Dr. George Basalla, a distinguished academic and author of the history of science and technology.
Description: The Idealistic Reaction Against Science. (Inscribed, Dedicatee’s Copy)
London: Macmillan and Co., 1914. First edition in English. xxii, 483, 4[ads.]pp. Translated by Agnes McCaskill. 8vo., publisher’s red cloth without dustwrapper, top edge gilt. General binding wear; endpapers slightly browned; very good.