Biographical and Psychological Dimensions
compiled by Ralph Dumain
No hero is a hero to his valet, not, however, because the hero is not a hero, but because the valet isa valet . . . G.W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit [C (BB).VI.C.c.665]
General Works: Books
Griffiths, A. Phillips, ed. The Impulse to Philosophise. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992. See esp. Scenes from My Childhood by Bryan Magee and The Roots of Philosophy by John White.
Herzberg, Alexander. The Psychology of Philosophers . London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd.; New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1929. (Routledge; Reprint edition, July, 1999.)
Levi, Albert William. Philosophy as Social Expression. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974. See Descartes' Dualism (Extract from Chapter 4) & "Philosophy's Historic Fate: Museum Pieces, Messages, and Classics" (Chapter 6, Conclusion).
Rodgers, Nigel; Thompson, Mel. Philosophers Behaving Badly. Peter Owen Publishers, May 2005.
Scharfstein, Ben-Ami. The Philosophers: Their Lives and the Nature of Their Thought. Oxford: B. Blackwell, 1980.
Schuster, Shlomit C. The Philosopher's Autobiography: A Qualitative Study. Foreword by Maurice Friedman. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
Simpson, David. Situatedness: Or, Why We Keep Saying Where We're Coming From. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.
General Works: Essays
Baggini, Julian. The Biographers: Can We Learn Anything Important from the Biographies of the Great Philosophers?, The Philosophers' Magazine, no. 7, 1999, pp. 14-15.
Baggini, Julian. Philosophical Autobiography, Inquiry, vol. 45, no. 3, S 2002, pp. 295-312.
Baggini, Julian. What Philosophers Are Really Like, The Philosophers' Magazine.
Blumenau, Ralph. The Psychology & Psychopathology of Philosophers, Philosophy Now, no. 48, October/November 2004, pp. 36-37.
Handy, Rollo. Personality Factors And Intellectual Production, Philosophy of Science, vol. 23, October 1956, pp. 325-332.
Jay, Martin. Speaking Azza [review of: Situatedness: Or, Why We Keep Saying Where We're Coming From by David Simpson], London Review of Books, Vol. 24, No. 23, 28 November 2002.
Madden, Edward H; Madden, Marian C. Philosophical Biography: The American Scene, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, vol. 28, no. 4, Fall 1992, pp. 609-643.
Madigan, Tim. The Uses and Abuses of Philosophical Biographies, Philosophy Now, no. 35, March/April 2002, pp. 26-28.
Pieter, Jozef. Problems and Methods of the Psychology of Philosophizing, Dialectics and Humanism, 2, Autumn 1975, pp. 151-166.
Robinson, Bryan W. Comments on Rollo Handy's "Personality Factors and Intellectual Production, Philosophy of Science, vol. 24, April 1957, p. 204.
Rodgers, Nigel; Thompson, Mel. Not So High and Mighty, The Philosophers' Magazine, no. 29, 1st quarter, 2005, pp. 11-13.
Case Studies: Books
Edmonds, David; Eidinow, John. Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers. New York: Ecco, 2001.
Case Studies: Essays
Monk, Ray. Philosophical Biography, in: New British Philosophy: The Interviews, edited by Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom (London; New York: Routledge, 2002), Chapter 1, pp. 9-24.
Neumaier, John J. "From a Thesis on Bertrand Russell to the Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach: Philosophy as Biography," in: Diverse Perspectives on Marxist Philosophy: East and West, edited by Sara F. Luther, John J. Neumaier, and Howard L. Parsons (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995).
Quirk, Michael J. The Heidegger Case. 2000.
Sinclair, Robert . Biography as Philosophy: American Pragmatism and the Social Context of Ideas. Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 32nd Annual Meeting, March 3 5, 2005, Bakersfield, CA.
Govier, Trudy. "Philosophy, Life and Philosophies of Life," Philosophy Now, no. 49, January/February 2005, pp. 23-25.
Verene, Donald P. The Limits of Argument: Argument and Autobiography, Philosophy and Rhetoric, vol. 26, no. 1, 1993, pp. 1-8.
Alexander, Joshua; Buckner, Cameron; Gonnerman, Chad; Weinberg, Jonathan M. (2010). "Are Philosophers Expert Intuiters?", Philosophical Psychology 23 (3): 331-355.
Machery, Edouard; Scheines, Richard; Feltz, Adam; Sytsma, Justin; Livengood, Jonathan. (2010). "Philosophical Temperament," Philosophical Psychology 23 (3): 313-330.
General Works: Web Sources / Bibliography
Suber, Peter. Philosophy as Autobiography: Psychologistic, Reductive, & Non-Immanent Readings of Philosophy.
Links on this site:
Letter to Simon Foucher (1675) by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Karl Marx vs. Cynical Reason: On Suppositions of Naked Self-Interest
Karl Marx on Philosophy after Its Completion
Marx's Notebooks on Epicurean Philosophy (Extracts on Total Philosophy, Praxis, Historiography)
Philosophy as Autobiography: Alternatives to Subjectivism by R. Dumain
Review: Michael Mack, German Idealism and the Jew by R. Dumain
"Popes, Kings & Cultural Studies: Placing the commitment to non-disciplinarity in historical context" by Karl Maton
The Partial Sociology of Philosophies: The Historical Perspective of Randall Collins (An Unfinished Review) by Ralph Dumain
How to Integrate Philosophy and Everyday Life: To Think Philosophically in Life, Or Reproduce the Fragmentation of Knowledge?
Hegel & Me by R. Dumain
The Philosophy of Theory and Practice: Selected Bibliography
Philosophy of History of Philosophy & Historiography of Philosophy: Selected Bibliography
Philosophy & the Division of Labor: Selected Bibliography
Life in Society, Conventional and Unconventional: A Bibliography in Progress
See also subsections:
History of Philosophy: Special Perspectives
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