compiled by Ralph Dumain


(see also Emanuel & Marcet Haldeman-Julius: Guide to Web Resources & Bibliography)

Abramsky, Sasha. The House of Twenty Thousand Books. London: Halban Publishers, 2014.

Agre, Philip E. "Supporting the Intellectual Life of a Democratic Society" [ms], Ethics and Information Technology 3(4), 2001, pp. 289-298.

Allen, James Sloan. The Romance of Commerce and Culture: Capitalism, Modernism, and the Chicago-Aspen Crusade for Cultural Reform. Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Altamirano, Carlos; Sarlo, Beatriz. "The Autodidact and the Learning Machine", in: Sarmiento: Author of a Nation, ed. Tulio Halperín Donghi, Iván Jaksic, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994), pp. 156-68.

Altenbaugh, Richard J. Education for Struggle: The American Labor Colleges of the 1920s and 1930s. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990. (Labor and Social Change)

Anstie, James. Colloquies of Common People. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1902. See also review by James Joyce, below.

Avrich, Paul. The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Baggini, Julian. "Self-Publish and Be Damned", The Philosophers' Magazine, no. 12, 2000.

Barrow, Clyde W. "Pedagogy, Politics, and Social Reform: The Philosophy of the Workers' Education Movement", Strategies, no. 2, 1989, pp. 45-66. [ISSN 1040-2136]

Basbanes, Nicholas A. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books. New York: H. Holt, 1999.

Beam, Alex. A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books. New York: PublicAffairs, 2008.

Beck, Frank O. Hobohemia: Emma Goldman, Lucy Parsons, Ben Reitman & Other Agitators & Outsiders in 1920s Chicago. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 2000.

Beiser, Frederick C. "A Romantic Education: The Concept of Bildung in Early German Romanticism," in: Philosophers on Education: Historical Perspectives, edited by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (London; New York: Routledge, 1998), pp. 284-299.

Ben-Zaken, Avner. Reading Hayy Ibn-Yaqzan: A Cross-cultural History of Autodidacticism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Benjamin, Walter. "Unpacking my Library: A Talk about Book Collecting," in Illuminations, translated by Harry Zohn, edited and with an introduction by Hannah Arendt (New York: Schocken Books, 1969), pp. 59-67. See also quote with links.

Blom, Philipp. To Have and to Hold: An Intimate History of Collectors and Collecting. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2003. Publisher description.

Bonnell, Andrew G. Red Banners, Books and Beer Mugs: The Mental World of German Social Democrats, 1863–1914. Leiden: Brill, 2021. (Historical Materialism book series; v. 220)

Booth, Wayne. For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals. Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Bramann, Jorn K. Self-Determination: An Anthology of Philosophy and Poetry. Rochester: Adler Publishing Company, 1984.

Bruford, Walter Horace. The German Tradition of Self-cultivation: Bildung from Humboldt to Thomas Mann. London; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1975.

Brundage, Slim. From Bughouse Square to the Beat Generation: Selected Ravings. Edited & introduced by Franklin Rosemont. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1997.

Bulckaert, Barbara. "Une Lettre de L'humaniste Anna Maria Van Schurman (1607-1678) Sur L'acces des Femmes au Savoir" [A letter by humanist Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-78) on women's access to knowledge], Clio: Histoire, Femmes et Societes [France] 2001, (13): 167-183.

Burke, Peter. The Polymath: A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Levitin, Dmitri. “Masters of None?” [review of Burke, The Polymath], Literary Review, November 2020.

Burnett, John; Vincent, David; Mayall, David; eds. The Autobiography of the Working Class: An Annotated, Critical Bibliography. New York: New York University Press, 1984, 1987. Volume I: 1790-1900. Volume II: 1900-1945.

Cannon, James P. [Educational Director, Workers Party] “How to Organize and Conduct a Study Class,” The Daily Worker Special Magazine Supplement, Saturday, December 13, 1924 (vol. 2, no. 227), p. 8. Reprinted in Fighting for Socialism in the “American Century” (Chippendale NSW: Resistance Books, 2001).

Carey, John. The Intellectuals and the Masses: Pride and Prejudice Among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880-1939. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.

See: John Carey on James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom: For and Against the Masses.

Carpenter, Edmund. “Not Since Babel,” in The Future of Literacy, edited by Robert Disch (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1973), Chapter 15, pp. 167-173. See excerpt (conclusion), pp. 172-173. Original publication: ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, vol. XXVII, no. 1, March 1970, pp. 67-74.

Chapman, Rosemary. "Autodidacticism and the Desire for Culture", Nottingham French Studies, vol. 31, no. 2, Autumn 1992, pp. 84-101.

Cherry, Mike. On High Steel: The Education of an Ironworker. New York: Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co., 1974.

Chomsky, Noam. "The Case Against B.F. Skinner," The New York Review of Books, December 30, 1971.

Chomsky, Noam. Language and Responsibility, based on conversations with Mitsou Ronat, translated by John Viertel. New York: Pantheon, 1979. [French original: Dialogues avec Mitsou Ront. Paris: Flammarion, 1977] See quote:

Noam Chomsky on expertise & credentials

Chomsky, Noam. "Philosophers and Public Philosophy," Ethics, vol. 79, no. 1, October 1968, pp. 1-9.

Chomsky, Noam. "Rationality/Science," Z Papers Special Issue, 1995.

Chomsky, Noam. "The Responsibility of Intellectuals," The New York Review of Books, February 23, 1967.

Cobb, William H. Radical Education in the Rural South: Commonwealth College, 1922-1940. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000.

Collins, Harry; Evans, Robert. Rethinking Expertise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Collins, Paul. Banvard's Folly: Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck. New York: Picador USA, 2001. Publisher description.

For more irresistible curiosities, see: Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations; Wunderkammern; Weekend Stubble; Athanasius Kircher Society YouTube videos. See also my blog entries on Solresol. See also my web guide & bibliography Exotica, Curiosa, Crankery, Hoaxes, Cultural & Intellectual Arcana: Selected Web Guide & Bibliography on this site.

Collins, Randall. The Credential Society: An Historical Sociology of Education and Stratification. New York: Academic Press, 1979.

A Companion to Public Philosophy, edited by Lee McIntyre, Nancy McHugh, and Ian Olasov. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2022. (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

Cory, Herbert Ellsworth. The Intellectuals and the Wage Workers, A Study in Educational Psychoanalysis. New York: The Sunwise Turn, 1919.

Cotkin, George. Existential America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.

Craik, Edward Lillie. The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties. Revised ed. London: George Bell, 1876 [orig. 1830].

Crane, Diana. Invisible Colleges: Diffusion of Knowledge in Scientific Communities. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972.

Crawford, Matthew B. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work. New York: Penguin Press, 2009.

Damon, Matt; Affleck, Ben. Good Will Hunting: A Screenplay. With an introduction by Gus Van Sant. New York: Miramax Books: Hyperion, 1997. Or see Good Will Hunting Central.

D’Angelo, Edward. The Teaching of Critical Thinking. Amsterdam: B.R. Grüner, 1971. (Philosophical Currents; vol. 1)

Davidson, Thomas. The Education of the Wage-earners; A Contribution Toward the Solution of the Educational Problem of Democracy, edited, with an introductory chapter, by Charles M. Bakewell. New York, B. Franklin, 1971. (Series title: Burt Franklin Research and Source Work Series; 772) (Selected Essays in History, Economics and Social Science; 281.)

Desmond, Adrian. “Artisan Resistance and Evolution in Britain, 1819-1848,”; Osiris, second series, vol. 3, 1987, pp. 77-110.

Di Leo, Jeffrey R. “Catastrophic Education: Saving the World with H. G. Wells,” The Comparatist, vol. 41, October 2017, pp. 152–75.

Di Leo, Jeffrey R. “Philosophy for the Masses: Haldeman-Julius, Durant, and The Story of Philosophy,” in Philosophy as World Literature, edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020), pp. 261-277.

Disch, Robert, ed. The Future of Literacy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1973. See also Edmund Carpenter.

Dury, John. The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (1650), introduction by Richard H. Popkin and Thomas F. Wright. Los Angeles: University of California, 1983. (William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; Publication Number 220)

Ellenbogen, Glenn C., ed. Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality: Readings from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity. New York: Ballantine Books, 1987. See article "Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality." See also Peter Tyrer, "Personality Disorder," British Journal of Psychiatry, 179 (2001), 81-84.

Ellis, Robert. "Conformity versus Creativity? An Open Debate" [in academic philosophy], The Philosophers' Magazine, no. 22, 2nd quarter 2003, pp. 46-47.

Ferrer, Francisco. The Origin and Ideals of the Modern School, translated by Joseph McCabe. London: Watts & Co., 1913. See more materials on Francisco Ferrer in the Anarchy Archives.

Fine, Gary Alan. Everyday Genius: Self-Taught Art and the Culture of Authenticity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Fink, Leon, et al, eds. Intellectuals and Public Life: Between Radicalism and Reform, edited by Leon Fink, Stephen T. Leonard, and Donald M. Reid. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996. xii, 327 pp. See also Lloyd Kramer, below.

Fink, Leon. "'Intellectuals' versus 'Workers': Academic Requirements and the Creation of Labor History", in: In Search of the Working Class: Essays in American Labor History and Political Culture (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994 [The Working Class in American History]), pp. 201-235.

Fink, Leon. Progressive Intellectuals and the Dilemmas of Democratic Commitment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Finkielkraut, Alain. The Defeat of the Mind. Translation and introduction by Judith Friedlander. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995. (European Perspectives)

Fisher, Pamela; Fisher, Roy. "The “Autodidact”, the Pursuit of Subversive Knowledge and the Politics of Change," Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, volume 28, issue 4, December 2007, pp. 515-529.

"The Autodidact Project" is cited in this article. See also summary/review by R. Dumain.

Flaubert, Gustave. Bouvard and Pécuchet, in a new translation from the French & with an introduction by Mark Polizzotti, preface by Raymond Queneau. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2005. With the “Dictionary of Accepted Ideas” and the “Catalogue of Fashionable Ideas.” See also: Bouvard and Pécuchet study logic & Hegel. See also Nadeau, below.

Founder of Bibliopsychology” [Nikolai Rubakin], The Moscow News, 2002, no. 26.

Frijhoff, Willem. "Autodidaxies, XVIe-XIXe Siecles: Jalons pour la Construction d'un Object Historique" [Self-education in the 16th-19th centuries: indicators for the construction of a historical object], Histoire de l'Education [France] 1996, (70): 5-27.

Ganahl, Rainer. Reading Karl Marx. London: Book Works, 2001. See also the web site devoted to this project, Reading Karl Marx.

Gaylor, Annie Laurie, ed. Women Without Superstition: "No Gods—No Masters": The Collected Writings of Women Freethinkers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Madison, WI: Freedom From Religion Foundation, 1997.

Gettleman, Marvin E. Comparative International History of Left & Labor Education. 14 March 1995.

Gettleman, Marvin E. "The New York Workers School 1923-1944: Communist Education in American Society", in New Studies in the Politics and Culture of U.S. Communism, edited by Michael E. Brown, Randy Martin, Frank Rosengarten, and George Snedecker (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1993), pp. 261-280.

Gettleman, Marvin E. "'No Varsity Teams': New York's Jefferson School of Social Science, 1943-1956", Science & Society, vol. 66, no.3, Fall 2002, pp. 336-359.

Gettleman, Marvin E. Project on the Comparative International History of Left Education. 1997. (Alternative URL: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/29/018.html)

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Ginzburg, Carlo. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller. Translated by John and Anne Tedeschi. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1982.

Gouldner, Alvin W. The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class: A Frame of Reference, Theses, Conjectures, Arguments, and an Historical Perspective on the Role of Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in the International Class Contest of the Modern Era. New York: Seabury Press, 1979. (Dark Side of the Dialectic; v. 2) See extracts: Alvin Gouldner on the New Class & the Culture of Critical Discourse.

Grafton, Anthony. The Footnote: A Curious History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.

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Gross, Bertram. Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America. New York M. Evans, 1980.

Gross, John. The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters: English Literary Life Since 1800. 2nd ed. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1991.

Gross, Ronald. The Independent Scholar's Handbook. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1982.

Gross, Ronald. The Independent Scholar's Handbook. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1993.

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Gruber, Helmut. Red Vienna: Experiment in Working-Class Culture 1919-1934. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Gunn, John W. E. Haldeman-Julius: The Man and His Work. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924. (Little Blue Book; no. 678)

Habermas, Jürgen. "Heinrich Heine and the Role of the Intellectual in Germany", in: The New Conservatism: Cultural Criticism and the Historians' Debate, edited and translated by Shierry Weber Nicholsen, introduction by Richard Wolin (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989), pp. 71-99.

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Hailey, Kendall. The Day I Became an Autodidact: And the Advice, Adventures, and Acrimonies that Befell Me Thereafter. New York: Delacorte Press, 1988. For reviews, see: Bill's Best Autodidact; Andrew Smallman, PSCS Newsletter.

Haldeman-Julius, E. (See also Emanuel & Marcet Haldeman-Julius: Guide to Web Resources & Bibliography)

Haldeman-Julius, E. The First Hundred Million. New York: Arno Press, 1974 [c1928].

Haldeman-Julius, E. The World of Haldeman-Julius, with a foreword by Harry Golden, compiled by Albert Mordell. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1960.

Haldeman-Julius, Marcet. What the Editor's Wife Is Thinking About. Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Co., 1924. (Little Blue Book; no. 809)

Hall, Edith; Stead, Henry. A People’s History of Classics: Class and Greco-Roman Antiquity in Britain. London; New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.

Harvey, Joy. Almost a Man of Genius: Clémence Royer, Feminism, and Nineteenth-Century Science. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Hecht, Jennifer Michael. Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation, from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson. New York: Harper San Francisco, 2003.

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Herder, Dale M. "The Little Blue Books as Popular Culture: E. Haldeman-Julius' Methodology," in: New Dimensions in Popular Culture, ed. Russel B. Nye (Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1972), pp. 31-42.

Herzog, Don. Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998.

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Jacoby, Russell. The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in the Age of Academe. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

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Kelley, Alfred, trans., ed., intro. The German Worker: Working-Class Autobiographies from the Age of Industrialization. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.

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Lenin, V. I. “The Journal Svoboda” (1901), in Lenin, Collected Works, Volume 5 (Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1961), pp. 311-312.(First published in Bolshevik, No. 2, 1936.) On popularization vs. vulgar propagandizing.

Lepp, Ignace. The Art of Being an Intellectual. New York: Macmillan, 1968.

Lilge, Frederic. "Lenin and the Politics of Education," Slavic Review, vol. 27, no. 2, June 1968, pp. 230-257.

Linkon, Sherry Lee, ed. Teaching Working Class. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.

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Loewen, James W. Teaching What Really Happened: How To Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 2009. For more, see:

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London, Steven H., et al, eds. The Re-education of the American Working Class, edited by Steven H. London, Elvira R. Tarr, and Joseph F. Wilson; foreword by Joseph S. Murphy. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. (Contributions in Labor Studies; no. 31)

Lyons, Martyn. "The Autodidacts and Their Literary Culture: Working-Class Autobiographers in Nineteenth-Century France", Australian Journal of French Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, Sept.-Dec. 1991, pp. 264-273.

Lyons, Martyn. "La Culture litteraire des travailleurs. Autobiographies ouvrieres dans l'Europe du XIXe siecle" [The Literary Culture of Workers. Worker Autobiographies in 19th-Century Europe], Annales [Paris, ISSN 0395-2649], 2001, 56, 4-5, July-Oct, 927-946.

Lyons, Martyn. Readers and Society in Nineteenth-Century France: Workers, Women, Peasants. New York: Palgrave. 2001. xi, 208 pp.

Lyons, Martyn. The Reading Experience of Worker-Autobiographers in 19th-Century Europe. Paper presented to International Congress of Historical Sciences, Oslo, 2000: Panel on The Social Practice of Reading & Writing. 32 pp.

Lysaker, John T. Emerson and Self-Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.

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Manguel, Alberto. The Library at Night. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2006. Publisher description. Sample text.

Marples, Morris. Romantics at School. New York: Barnes & Noble Inc., 1967.

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McCormack, A. Ross, introduction; Brammel, Libertas. "The Great Tribulation: Winnipeg's First General Strike", Labour / Le Travailleur [Canada], vol. 4, no. 4, 1979, pp. 187-209. Includes the text of the prophetic novel The Great Tribulation, written in 1902 under the nom de plume "Libertas Brammel".

Melnikova, Katya. "Enlightenment Ideology of the 19th Century and the Formation of the Attitude to Reading the Bible in a Contemporary Russian Village." Paper presented at the Fourth Nordic Conference on the Anthropology of Post-Socialism, April 2002.

Mendes-Flohr, Paul R. Divided Passions: Jewish Intellectuals and the Experience of Modernity. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991. (The Culture of Jewish Modernity)

Michael, John. Anxious Intellects : Academic Professionals, Public Intellectuals, And Enlightenment Values. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000. See review by R. Dumain.

Mishler, Paul C. Raising Reds: The Young Pioneers, Radical Summer Camps, and Communist Political Culture in the United States. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Murphy, Paul Thomas. Toward a Working-Class Canon: Literary Criticism in British Working-Class Periodicals, 1816-1858. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. 1994.

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The Powys Society.
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Rée, Jonathan. "Proletarian Philosophy: A Version of Pastoral?", Radical Philosophy, no. 44, Autumn 1986, pp. 3-7.

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Author's web site: The Mind at Work

Interview with Tavis Smiley, 3 Sept. 2007

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“The preponderance of classical history in early Marxist work may be said to reflect, in some sort, the centrality of classics in literary discourse and higher education, and indeed also, as readers of Jude the Obscure or Alfred Williams’ Life in a Railway Factory will recall, in the intellectual formation of working class auto-didacts.”

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Jeff Schmidt on Amateur & Professional Shop Talk

Jeff Schmidt on Ideology and Professionals

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Solomon, Joan. The Passion to Learn: An Inquiry into Autodidactism. London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2003. Available online to Questia subscribers.

List of illustrations vii
List of contributors viii
Acknowledgements xii
Introduction JOAN SOLOMON 1
1 Theories of learning and the range of autodidactism JOAN SOLOMON 3
2 Are autodidacts creative? MARGARET BODEN 24
3 Children in an Interactive Science Centre HELEN BROOKE AND JOAN SOLOMON 32
4 Do autodidacts have EBD? PAUL HOWARD 44
5 Homo Ludens ROBIN HODGKIN 53
6 Learning to be a genetic counsellor: patterns of life-world knowledge VIVIAN LEYSER DA ROSA AND JOAN SOLOMON 62
7 Apprenticeship and lifelong learning: autodidactism in the workplace RICHARD EDWARDS 73

8 Learning autonomously to be a primary teacher of science STEPHEN LUNN 85
9 The scientist as autodidact JOHN ZIMAN 97
10 The autodidactic museum in France and other countries PAUL CARO 106
11 The useful arts TIM HUNKIN 115
12 Indian market women and their mathematics ANITA RAMPAL 122
13 How does resource-based learning help the self-directed learner? EILEEN SCANLON 135
14 Learning through project work at the University of Roskilde ALBERT PAULSEN 147
15 A long life of learning JACK DIAMOND 158
16 Common features JOAN SOLOMON 165
17 Useful theories, great and small JOAN SOLOMON 184
Epilogue: Implications for Education JOAN SOLOMON 207
Index 214

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Children and philosophy)
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Barker, Dan. Just Pretend: A Freethought Book For Children; illustrated by Alma Cuebas. Madison, WI: Freedom from Religion Foundation, 1988.

Barker, Dan. Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong: A Guide For Young Thinkers; illustrated by Brian Strassburg. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1992.

Barker, Dan. Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide For Young Skeptics; illustrated by Brian Strassburg. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1990.

Bennett, Helen. Humanism, What's That?: A Book For Curious Kids. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2005.

D'Angelo, Edward. "Education and Revolutionary Change," in: Dialectical Perspectives in Philosophy and Social Science, edited by Pasquale N. Russo et al (Amsterdam: B.R. Grüner, 1983), pp. 135-145.

D'Angelo, Edward. "The Ideological Nature of Teaching Philosophy to Children," Revolutionary World, vol. 26, 1978, pp. 58-59.

The Dead Philosophers’ Café: An Exchange of Letters for Children and Adults by Nora K. and Vittorio Hösle; translated by Steven Rendall. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2000. (A series of letters between a professor of philosophy and an 11-year-old girl.)

DeCesare, Anthony. “High School Philosophy, Then and Now: A Surge of Interest in the Teaching of Philosophy in American High Schools from 1954-1968 and New Possibilities for Today.” Conference presentation, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, 2010.

Hand, Michael; Winstanley, Carrie; eds. Philosophy in Schools. London; New York: Continuum, 2008.

Harris, Leonard, ed. Children in Chaos: A "Philosophy for Children" Experience. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1991.

Kaye, Sharon M.; Thomson, Paul. More Philosophy For Teens: Examining Reality and Knowledge; illustrated by Jon Compton. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, 2008.

Contents: The self. Who am I? — Am I the same person I used to be? — Am I free? — How should I live? — Knowledge. Is knowledge the greatest virtue? — Can computers think? — What is it like to be somebody else? — What if tomorrow never comes? — The universe. Is the world around us real? — Does the universe have a beginning? — Is the universe finite or infinite in size? — What is the difference between genuine science and pseudoscience? — God. Is the natural world an accident? — Is it reasonable to believe? — What is the meaning of life?

Kaye, Sharon M.; Thomson, Paul. Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, 2007. Contents.

Laverty, Megan. "Kate Gordon Moore (1878-1963): A Precursor to Philosophy for Children," Thinking, vol. 18, no. 1, 2006, pp. 4-14.

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Lipman, Matthew; Sharp, Ann Magaret; Oscanyan, Frederick S. Philosophy in the Classroom. 2nd. ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1980.

Matthews, Gareth B. Philosophy and the Young Child. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980.

Matthews, Gareth B. The Philosophy of Childhood. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.

McGowan, Dale, ed. Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion; foreword by Michael Shermer. New York: American Management Association, 2007. Contents.

McGowan, Dale; et al. Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief. New York: AMACOM, American Management Association, 2009.

Contents: The inquiring mind — Living and teaching ethics in your family — Secular family, religious world — The physical self — Ingredients of a life worth living — Celebrating life — Death and life — Finding and creating community — The grab bag.

"Philosophy for Children," edited by Terrell Ward Bynum and Matthew Lipman, special issue of Metaphilosophy, vol. 7, no. 1, January 1976. (89 pp.)

Turgeon, Wendy C. "Metaphysical Horizons of Philosophy for Children." Paper presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, 10-16 August 1998.

White, David A. The Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press Inc., 2005. Contents.

White, David A. Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder About Everything! Waco, TX: Prufrock Press Inc., 2000.

(See also British Marxism in Philosophy, Science, and Culture Before the New Left: Essential Historical Surveys)

Boxley, Simon. “Red, Black and Green: Dietzgen's Philosophy Across the Divide” (9 February 2008).

Bricianer, Serge. Pannekoek and the Workers' Councils, intro. by John Gerber, trans. by Malachy Carroll. St. Louis, MO: Telos Press, 1978.

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Burns, Tony. “Joseph Dietzgen and the History of Marxism,” Science & Society, vol. 66, no. 2, Summer 2002, pp. 202-227.

Casey, Fred. Method in Thinking: A Series of Popular Lectures. Manchester: South-East Lancashire Labour College, 1933.

Casey, Fred. Thinking: An Introduction to Its History and Science. London: The Labour Publishing Company Ltd., 1922.

Dietzgen, Eugene. “An Illustration of the Proletarian Method of Research and Conception of the World. Max Stirner and Joseph Dietzgen” (March 1905), in Some of the Philosophical Essays on Socialism and Science, Religion, Ethics, Critique-of-reason and the World-at-large by Joseph Dietzgen (Chicago: Charles Kerr & Co., 1906), pp. 35-77. Translated by Ernest Untermann, slightly improved by Richard O. Hamill and Svein O. G. Nyberg (Edinburgh 1998).

Dietzgen, Eugene. Some of the Philosophical Essays on Socialism and Science, Religion, Ethics, Critique-of-reason and the World-at-large, translated by M. Beer and Th. Rothstein; with biographical sketch and introduction by Eugene Dietzgen, translated by Ernest Untermann; edited by Eugene Dietzgen and Joseph Dietzgen, Jr. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1906. 1917 edition downloadable from Google Books.

Dietzgen, Joseph. The Positive Outcome of Philosophy. Introduction by Dr. Anton Pannekoek; translated by Ernest Untermann; edited by Eugene Dietzgen and Joseph Dietzgen, Jr. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1906. Includes “The Nature of Human Brain Work,” “Letters on Logic,” “The Positive Outcome of Philosophy.” archive.org; Project Gutenberg; HathiTrust.

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Feely, Catherine. "From Dialectics to Dancing: Reading, Writing and the Experience of Everyday Life in the Diaries of Frank P. Forster," History Workshop Journal 2010 69 (1): 90-11. Abstract.

Gambone, Larry. Cosmic Dialectics, The Libertarian Philosophy of Joseph Dietzgen. Montreal: Red Lion Press, 1996. 20 pp. See also Joseph Dietzgen Page & link to Red Lion Press. Essay also available here.

Gerber, John. “Anton Pannekoek and the Quest For an Emancipatory Socialism,” New Politics, no. 5, Summer 1988. Also at libcom.org.

Gerber, John. Anton Pannekoek and the Socialism of Workers’ Self-Emancipation, 1873-1960. Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic; Amsterdam: International Institute of Social History, 1989. (Studies in Social History; 10)

Gorman, D. Joseph Dietzgen - Radical Chains.

Hankin, Ted. The End of Philosophy? September 2001.

Hitch, Marcus. “Dietzgenism,” The International Socialist Review, vol. 8, no. 5, November 1907, pp. 295-300.

Hitch, Marcus. “Joseph Dietzgen and Henry George,” The International Socialist Review, vol. IX, no. 2, August 1908, pp. 92-98.

Hitch, Marcus. “Pragmatism” [review of The Larger Aspects of Socialism by William English Walling], The International Socialist Review, vol. 14, no. 4, October 1913, pp. 234-235.

Jensen, K. M. (Kenneth Martin). Beyond Marx and Mach: Aleksandr Bogdanov's Philosophy of Living Experience. Dordrecht, Holland: Boston: D. Reidel, 1978. (Sovietica; v. 41) Note discussion of Dietzgen.

Joseph Dietzgen, excerpt from Haymarket Scrapbook (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Company, 1986).

Joseph Dietzgen Archive, Marxists Internet Archive. Includes the essays by Joseph Dietzgen from Some of the Philosophical Essays on Socialism and Science, Religion, Ethics, Critique-of-reason and the World-at-large, and Letter to Karl Marx, 7 November 1867 (from Karl Marx, Letters to Dr Kugelmann; London: Martin Lawrence).

Joseph Dietzgen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lewis, Arthur M[orrow]. The Art of Lecturing. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Co-Operative Publishers, 1912. Revised edition. Revolution’s Newstand post.

Lewis, Arthur Morrow. The Socialist Transformation of the Kantian Categorical Imperative (announcement of lecture, 1907).

Macintyre, Stuart. “Joseph Dietzgen and British Working Class Education,” Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Labour History, 29 (Autumn 1974) pp. 50-4.

Macintyre, Stuart. A Proletarian Science: Marxism in Britain 1917-1933. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

MacIver, R. M. Review: Review: Karl Vorlander, Kant und Marx. Ein Beitrag zur Philosophie des Sozialismus; Johann Plenge, Marx und Hegel; The Philosophical Review, vol. 21 (1912-09-01), pp. 592-598. Also at Google Books.

Marx, Karl. Marx to Joseph Dietzgen, 9 May 1868 (Letter), in Marx Engels Collected Works, Volume 43: Marx & Engels 1868-70: Letters: April 1868 - July 1870 (New York: International Publishers, 1975), p. 31.

Marx & Engels on Joseph Dietzgen (1867-1886).

Mehring, Franz. "Philosophy and Philosophizing" (1909), trans. Rubin Gotesky, Marxist Quarterly, April-June 1937, pp.293-297.

Nizan, Paul; Fittingoff, Paul, trans. The Watchdogs: Philosophers and the Established Order. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1972. See extract: The Philosopher's Mission; in Esperanto: Misio de la Filozofo.

Osborne, Peter. "On the Jackson Trail" [Review of Proletarian Philosophers: Problems in Socialist Culture in Britain, 1900-1940 by Jonathan Ree], Radical Philosophy, no. 44, Autumn 1986, pp. 30-32.

Pannekoek, Anton. Lenin as Philosopher: A Critical Examination of the Philosophical Basis of Leninism; edited, annotated, and with an introduction by Lance Byron Richey. Rev. ed. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2003. (Marquette Studies in Philosophy; no. 31)

Plekhanov, Georgi. “Joseph Dietzgen” (1907), in Georgi Plekhanov, Selected Philosophical Works, Volume 3 ( Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1976), pp. 100-116.

Rée, Jonathan. Proletarian Philosophers: Problems in Socialist Culture in Britain, 1900-1940. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.

Rée, Jonathan. "Proletarian Philosophy: A Version of Pastoral?", Radical Philosophy, no. 44, Autumn 1986, pp. 3-7.

Roberts, Edwin A. The Anglo-Marxists: A Study in Ideology and Culture. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997.

Robinson, Bruce. Review of The Nature of Human Brain Work: An Introduction to Dialectics. Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, 27 Feb. 2011.

Starr, Mark. "La Filozofio de Jozefo Ditsgen," Sennacieca Revuo, n-ro 94, 1966, p. 38-41. In Esperanto.

Untermann, Ernest. “Antonio Labriola and Joseph Dietzgen: A Comparison of Historical Materialism and Monist Materialism,” in Socialism and Philosophy by Antonio Labriola; translated by Ernest Untermann from the 3d Italian ed., rev. & amplified by the author (Chicago, Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1907), pp. 222-260. HathiTrust; archive.org.

Untermann, Ernest. Science and Revolution. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1905. HathiTrust; Google Books.

Walden, Phil. “Why Is Dietzgen's Dialectical Materialism a Great Improvement on that of Official Communism?” Paper for Critical Realism Conference, 2004.

Waugh, Colin. “Dialectics: Learning to Think,” Workers' Liberty, no. 64-5, September 2000.

The Workers' Councils in the theory of the Dutch-German Communist Left.

T.A. (Thomas Alfred) JACKSON
(for more complete bibliography on Jackson & related British radicals see
British Marxism in Philosophy, Science, and Culture Before the New Left: Essential Historical Surveys)

Anderson, John. Review of T. A. Jackson, Dialectics: The Logic of Marxism, and Its Critics: An Essay in Exploration ( Lawrence and Wishart, 1936: pp. 648).

Jackson, T.A. Charles Dickens: The Progress of a Radical. Foreword by John Murray. New York: International Publishers, 1987.

Jackson, T.A. Dialectics: The Logic of Marxism, and Its Critics—An Essay in Exploration. New York: International Publishers, 1936. Contents. Prologue.

Jackson, T.A. Old Friends to Keep. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1950.

Jackson, T.A. Solo Trumpet: Some Memories of Socialist Agitation and Propaganda. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1953.

Morton, Vivien; Macintyre, Stuart. T. A. Jackson - Revolutionary and Working Class Intellectual: Centenary Appreciation 1879-1979. Our History, Pamphlet 73. London: Communist Party, 1979.

Thomas Alfred Jackson Archive (1879-1955)

(this section moved to its own web page 17 January 2005)

(see also Philosophy of History of Philosophy & Historiography of Philosophy: Selected Bibliography,
Biographical and Psychological Dimensions of Philosophy: Selected Bibliography, & Philosophy & the Division of Labor, esp. Oizerman, Rée)

Baggini, Julian. "Discourse: Becoming a Philosopher", The Philosophers' Magazine, no. 13, Winter 2001, pp. 28-29.

Baggini, Julian. “What Philosophers Are Really Like,” The Philosophers' Magazine.

Bontempo, Charles J.; Odell, S. Jack; eds. The Owl of Minerva: Philosophers on Philosophy. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975. See esp. Herbert Marcuse, "The Relevance of Reality," pp. 231-244. See also Adam Schaff, "What Philosophers Do," pp. 179-189.

Cevallos Estarellas, Pablo. "Teaching Philosophy vs Teaching To Philosophise," Philosophy Now, Issue 63, September/October 2007, pp. 12-15.

Chrucky, Andrew. "Philosophical Influence: Statistically Determined."

Chrucky, Andrew. Philosophy of __________; __________ of Philosophers.

Collins, Randall. The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.

Cotkin, George. "Middle-Ground Pragmatists: The Popularization of Philosophy in American Culture," Journal of the History of Ideas, vol. 55, no. 2, April 1994, 283-302.

Gedö, András. “The Contemporary Attack on Science”, Nature, Society, and Thought, vol. 3, no. 2, 1990, pp. 179-195.

Gedö, András. Crisis Consciousness in Contemporary Philosophy. Translated by Salomea Genin; edited by Doris Grieser Marquit. Minneapolis: Marxist Educational Press, 1982. (Studies in Marxism; v. 11) [Original German edition: Philosophie der Krise. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1978.]

Gedö, András. "Why Marx or Nietzsche?", Nature, Society, and Thought, vol. 11, no. 3, 1998, pp. 331-346.

Hamlyn, D.W. Being a Philosopher: The History of a Practice. London; New York: Routledge, 1992. See also review by Ross.

Lawler, James; Shtinov, Vladimir. "Hegel's Method of Doing Philosophy Historically: A Reply", in: Doing Philosophy Historically, edited by Peter H. Hare (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1988), pp. 267-280.

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).

Lukács, Georg. The Destruction of Reason. Translated by Peter Palmer. London: The Merlin Press, 1980. See also Nietzsche as Founder of Irrationalism in the Imperialist Period (Chapter III).

Peperzak, Adriaan Theodoor. System and History in Philosophy: On the Unity of Thought and Time, Text and Explanation, Solitude and Dialogue, Rhetoric and Truth in the Practice of Philosophy and its History. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986. (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Philosophy and Its Past by Jonathan Rée, Michael Ayers, Adam Westoby. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: The Humanities Press, 1978.

Radin, Paul. Letters to Edward Sapir, Jan. 27, 1914 & Feb. 19, 1916, with headnote by Grant Arndt, Burckhardtian Culture History and the "Durkheim-Mauss Bug" in Paul Radin’s Letters to Edward Sapir [HAN 25: 1998#1]. Against Franz Boas' collectivist assumptions, affirming the importance of the individual in ethnology.

Radin, Paul. Primitive Man as Philosopher; with a foreword by John Dewey. 2d rev. ed. New York: Dover Publications, 1957.

Smith, Justin E. H. What Is 'Non-Western' Philosophy? Part One. 3 Quarks Daily, December 7, 2009.

Rancière, Jacques. The Philosopher and his Poor; edited and with an introduction by Andrew Parker; translated by John Drury, Corinne Oster, and Andrew Parker. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004.

Read, Jason. "The Althusser Effect: Philosophy, History, and Temporality," borderlands e-journal, volume 4 number 2, 2005.

Rée, Jonathan. I See a Voice: Deafness, Language and the Senses—A Philosophical History. New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 1999.

Ross, George MacDonald. Review of: Hamlyn, D.W., Being a Philosoper: The History of a Practice. December 2000.

Ruben, David-Hillel. "Traditions and True Successors," Social Epistemology, vol. 27, no. 1, 2013.

Saarinen, Esa; Uschanov, T. P. Philosophy as a Service Industry, or, Reintroducing the Philosophical Life. 1998.

Skillen, Anthony. Ruling Illusions: Philosophy and the Social Order. Hassocks, Sussex: The Harvester Press, 1977. (Philosophy Now)

Sloterdijk, Peter. Critique of Cynical Reason. Translation by Michael Eldred; foreword by Andreas Huyssen. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1987. (Theory and History of Literature; v. 40)

Smith, Justin E. H. The Philosopher: A History in Six Types. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016.

@ 3 Quarks Daily, April 03, 2016 —> Introduction.

Sorokin, Pitirim: Social and Cultural Dynamics: A Study of Change in Major Systems of Art, Truth, Ethics, Law, and Social Relationships; with a new introduction by Michel P. Richard. Rev. and abridged in one vol. New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1985 [c1957].

Thinking about Provincialism in Thinking, edited by Krzysztof Brzechczyn, Katarzyna Paprzycka. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi 2012. 301 pp. (Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities; vol. 100) Contents & Abstracts. See also “provincialism” on my Studies in a Dying Culture blog.

Wolin, Richard. The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism: From Nietzsche to Postmodernism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Wood, Ellen Meiksins. Mind and Politics: An Approach to the Meaning of Liberal and Socialist Individualism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1972.

Zweerde, Evert van der. Soviet Historiography of Philosophy: Istoriko-filosofskaja Nauka. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997. (Sovietica; v. 57)


Blom, Philipp. Enlightening the World: Encyclopédie, the Book That Changed the Course of History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Birn, Raymond. Review of Philipp Blom, Enlightening the World, H-France Review Vol. 6 (July 2006), No. 83.

Blom, Philipp. A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

Bronner, Stephen Eric. Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.

D’Argens, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis. Thérèse & Angelica, translated by Paul Anhalt; introduction by John E. Wright. North Hollywood, CA: Brandon House, 1968.

D’Argens, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis. Thérèse the Philosopher, translated by H. F. Smith. New York: Grove Press, 1970. See also: Thérèse Philosophe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Darnton, Robert. The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopédie, 1775-1800. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1979.

Darnton, Robert. The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995.

Darnton, Robert. Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968.

Denby, David. “Northern Lights: How Modern Life Emerged from Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh” [review of James Buchan, Crowded with Genius], The New Yorker, October 11, 2004.

Diderot, Denis. Diderot, Interpreter of Nature: Selected Writings, translated by Jean Stewart and Jonathan Kemp, edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Kemp. 2nd ed. New York: International Publishers, 1963. viii, 358 pp. (1st ed. 1937)

Dlugach, Tamara. Denis Diderot, translated by Catherine Judelson. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1988. 237 pp. (Originally published in Russian, 1975.)

L'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert

The ARTFL Encyclopédie | ARTFL Encyclopédie Project

Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert - Collaborative Translation Project

Enlightenment Rationalism and the Origins of Marxism [A Spartacist Pamphlet]. New York: Spartacist Publishing Co., March 1998. 48 pp.

Epicurus in the Enlightenment, edited by Neven Leddy and Avi S. Lifschitz. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2009.

Frängsmyr, Tore; Heilbron, J.L.; Rider, Robin E.; eds. The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. Entire book online.

The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe, 1769-1794
Mapping the Trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel

Garrard, Graeme. Counter-Enlightenments: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present. London: Routledge, 2006.

Goetschel, Willi. Spinoza’s Modernity: Mendelssohn, Lessing, and Heine. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.

Israel, Jonathan I. Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights 1750-1790. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Israel, Jonathan I. Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man, 1670-1752. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. Contents. Entire text of book.

Leventhal, Robert. Review of Israel, Jonathan I., Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man, 1670-1752. H-German, H-Net Reviews. June, 2007.

Israel, Jonathan I. Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity, 1650-1750. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Israel, Jonathan I. A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Jacob, Margaret C. The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons, and Republicans . London; Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1981. (Early Modern Europe Today; 3) Introduction.

Levitin, Dmitri. The Kingdom of Darkness: Bayle, Newton, and the Emancipation of the European Mind from Philosophy. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

McMahon, Darrin M. Enemies of the Enlightenment : the French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Publisher description.

Lebrun, Richard A. Review of McMahon, Darrin M., Enemies of the Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity. H-Catholic, H-Net Reviews. January, 2002.

Munck, Thomas. The Enlightenment: A Comparative Social History 1721-1794. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Nall, Jeff. Condorcet: Male Prophet of Feminism, by Jeff Nall.

Payne, Harry C. The Philosophes and the People. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.

Schmidt, James. Persistent Enlightenment (blog). See also several papers on Schmidt's academic site.

Shank, J. B. The Newton Wars and the Beginning of the French Enlightenment. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Stark, Sam. Diderot: French Philosopher and Father of the Encyclopedia. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 2006. (Philosophers of the Enlightenment) For young adults.

Sternhell, Zeev. The Anti-Enlightenment Tradition, translated by David Maisel. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Voltaire. Candide and Other Stories, translated with an introduction and notes by Roger Pearson. Oxford, UK; New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Voltaire Foundation - for Enlightenment studies

Vyverberg, Henry. Historical Pessimism in the French Enlightenment. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958.

Review of Henry Vyverberg, Historical Pessimism in the French Enlightenment, French Studies 14 (1960), 167–70.

Voltaire — Fiction

Endore, Guy. Voltaire! Voltaire! A novel. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. Also published as:

The Heart and the Mind: the Story of Rousseau and Voltaire. London: W.H. Allen, 1962.

Santis, Pablo de. Voltaire’s Calligrapher: a Novel, translated by Lisa Carter. New York: Harper Perennial, 2010. (Original Spanish publication, 2001.) See also the publisher’s page with sample (chapters 1-3). See also:

Voltaire’s Calligrapher & the automatons, with commentary by R. Dumain.


Dickey, Laurence. Hegel: Religion, Economics, and the Politics of Spirit, 1770-1807. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. (Ideas in Context)

Ripalda, Jose Maria. The Divided Nation: The Roots of a Bourgeois Thinker: G.W.F. Hegel. Assen; Amsterdam: Van Gorcum, 1977.

(See also Black Studies, Music, America vs Europe Study Guide; The Afro-German Connection: Web Guide & Bibliography; Black / African-American / African Atheism)

Allen, Norm R., Jr. African-American Humanism: An Anthology. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1991.

Allen, Norm R., Jr., ed. The Black Humanist Experience: An Alternative to Religion. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2003.

Allen, Norm R., Jr. “Religion and the New African American Intellectuals,” Nature, Society, and Thought, vol. 9, no. 2 (1996), pp. 159-187.

Allen, Norm R., Jr. Tradition—‘the Dead Hand of Human Progress’?, August 23, 2008.

Alleyne, Brian W. Radicals Against Race: Black Activism and Cultural Politics. New York: Berg, 2002.

Appiah, Kwame Anthony. “On the Kidnapped African Boy Who Became a German Philosopher” [Amo Afer], Literary Hub, August 29, 2018.

Ards, Angela. "Black Bibliophiles: Professional and Amateur Collectors Indulge a Passion for Black History and Culture", QBR: The Black Book Review, March/April 1999, pp. 1-2, 29.
See QBR on the web

Asukile, Thabiti. "Arthur Alfonso Schomburg (1874-1938): Embracing the Black Motherhood Experience in Love of Black People," Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 2006.

Banks, William M. Black Intellectuals: Race and Responsibility in American Life. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.

Barbera, Donald R. Black and Not Baptist: Nonbelief and Freethought in the Black Community. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, 2003.

Bey-Greenhouse, Jamila. "Farthest Back in the Closet," Skepchick Magazine, Issue 2, February 15, 2006.

Bey-Greenhouse, Jamila. " The Gospel of Judas," Skepchick Magazine, Issue 5, May 15, 2006.

Blockson, Charles L. "Damn Rare": The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile. Tracy, CA: Quantum Leap Publisher, Inc., 1998.

Brown, Lloyd L.; Washington, Mary. “Lloyd L. Brown Talks to Mary Helen Washington: Writing the Collective Narrative (Route One Interview),” Route One [University of Maryland, College Park], vol. 1, no. 1, Spring 1996, pp. 64-78.

Cain, Rudolph A. "Andragogy and the Education of African American Adults, in: The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke: A Reader on Value Theory, Aesthetics, Community, Culture, Race, and Education, edited by Leonard Harris (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999), pp. 251-262.

Carby, Hazel V. "The Politics of Fiction, Anthropology, and the Folk: Zora Neale Hurston", in: New Essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God, edited by Michael Awkward (Cambridge University Press, 1999 [The American Novel]), pp. 71-93.

Charles Johnson, Black American Philosopher & Novelist: Select Bibliography.

Childs, John Brown. Leadership, Conflict, and Cooperation in Afro-American Social Thought. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989.

Cleaver, Eldridge. Revolution and Education, March 1969. Also published as Education and Revolution.

Crowder, Ralph L. John Edward Bruce: Politician, Journalist, and Self-Trained Historian of the African Diaspora. New York: New York University Press, 2004. Table of contents. Publisher description.

Calvin L. Hall. Review of Crowder, Ralph L., John Edward Bruce: Politician, Journalist, and Self-Trained Historian of the African Diaspora. Jhistory, H-Net Reviews. February, 2007.

Ralph L. Crowder (1947-2020).

Crowder, Ralph L. "Street Scholars and Stepladder Radicals: A Harlem Tradition," Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 2006.

Crowder, Ralph L. "Willis Nathaniel Huggins (1886-1941): Historian, Activist, and Community Mentor," Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 2006.

Danky, James P.; Wiegand, Wayne A.; eds. Print Culture in a Diverse America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Davis, Angela. Lectures on Liberation. Los Angeles; New York : National (United) Committee to Free Angela Davis, 1971. 24 pp. Alternate site: Charles W. Chesnutt Library. Reprint of initial lectures for Davis' 'Recurring Philosophical Themes in Black Literature' course at UCLA in Fall quarter of 1969.

Pamphlet used in syllabus of Dr. Blanche Radford Curry, Philosophy 212, African American Philosophy, Spring 1998.

Diedrich, Maria. Love Across Color Lines: Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass. New York: Hill and Wang, 1999.

Du Bois, W. E. B. The Education of Black People; Ten Critiques, 1906-1960. Edited by Herbert Aptheker. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1973.

Edgcomb, Gabrielle Simon. From Swastika to Jim Crow: Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. Foreword by John Hope Franklin. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Company, 1993.

Television documentary from Cinema Guild issued in 2000, televised on PBS. See also Dumain’s comment on PBS Talkback.

Gabrielle Simon Edgcomb collection (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Estes, Mike. Black Freethought and The Civil Rights Movement in the Mid 20th Century, radio interview, 16 February 2007.

Fabre, Michel. Richard Wright: Books & Writers. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1990.

Ferguson, Stephen C., II. "Teaching Hurricane Katrina: Understanding Divine Racism and Theodicy," Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, volume 7, number 1, Fall 2007.

Fikes, Robert, Jr. Robert Fikes: Independent Historian. BlackPast page.

Robert Fikes’s Corner.

Fikes, Robert, Jr. "Ja, auch wir lehren Deutsch: African American Professors of German in Historical Perspective," Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 2001.

Fikes, Robert, Jr. "Setting Aside Race: Selected Books by Black Authors Wherein Blackness Is Not a Theme," Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, volume 20, issue 1, 2001, pp. 15-44. The author also has an updated, expanded version in manuscript, 2005. Also on the BlackPast web site under the title "Setting Aside Race: Selected Books by Black Authors in Which Blackness is Not the Predominant Theme."

See also Dr. Stanton Lawrence Wormley, Sr. (1909-1993).

Franklin, John Hope. "The Dilemma of the American Negro Scholar", in: Race and History: Selected Essays, 1938-1988 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989), pp. 295-308.

Guy. Talmadge C. "Adult Education and Democratic Values: Alain Locke on the Nature and Purpose of Adult Education for African Americans", in: The Critical Pragmatism of Alain Locke: A Reader on Value Theory, Aesthetics, Community, Culture, Race, and Education, edited by Leonard Harris (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999), pp. 219-234.

Hairston, Eric Ashley. The Ebony Column: Classics, Civilization, and the African American Reclamation of the West. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2013.

Harris, Leonard, ed. Children in Chaos: A "Philosophy for Children" Experience. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1991.

Harris, Leonard, ed. Philosophy Born of Struggle: Anthology of Afro-American Philosophy from 1917. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1983.

The Hubert Harrison Center. The C.L.R. James Institute presents an information center for publications and activities relating to the hottest new development in Black Studies, the scholarly resurrection of West Indian-American "father of Harlem radicalism" Hubert Henry Harrison, autodidact, soap box orator, militant atheist, literary critic, political organizer, also termed the "Black Socrates".

Hubert H. Harrison Papers, 1893-1927. MS# 1411, Columbia University Libraries, 2007.

Hubert Harrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. With numerous links.

Jackson, John G. "The Black Atheists of The Harlem Renaissance: (1917-1928)", talk given at 1984 American Atheists convention. See also this web page on Africa Within. See also profile and other texts by John G. Jackson.

Jackson, John G. Hubert Henry Harrison: The Black Socrates. Austin, TX: American Atheist Press, 1987.

Johnson, Brian L. W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism, 1868-1934. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008.

The First Congregational Church of Great Barrington — T. Thomas Fortune's New York Globe (Freeman) and Great Barrington's very religious and strange settlers — From a Christian pragmatism to social science —Fisk, Harvard, and Berlin — Silent times: the preacher, the scholar, and the American Negro Academy — As the crow flies — The agnostic pulpit: The Crisis: a record of the darker races — Epilogue: The great Ghandi, The prophet of Communism, and agnostic legacy.

Kelley, Norman. The Head Negro in Charge Syndrome: The Dead End of Black Politics. New York: Nation Books [Distributed by Publishers Group West], 2004.

Lackey, Michael. African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007. Contents.

Lindhorst, Marie. "Politics in a Box: Sarah Mapps Douglass and the Female Literary Association 1831-1833", Pennsylvania History, vol. 65, no. 3, 1998, pp. 263-278.

McHenry, Elizabeth. Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. See review of Epilogue.

McClendon, John M. "Richard B. Moore, radical politics, and the Afro-American history movement: the formation of a revolutionary tradition in African American intellectual culture, " Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 2006.

Miller, Eugene E. Voice of a Native Son: The Poetics of Richard Wright. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1990.

Morrissey, Anne-Marie. "Beyond the Image: The Giftedness of Jimi Hendrix", Roeper Review, vol. 24., no.1, Fall 2001, pp. 5-11. [Full text available online through Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson Company) and other services.]

 "New York City Bookshops in the 1930s and 1940s: The Recollections of Walter Goldwater" [interview], DLB Yearbook, 1993, pp. 139-172.

Perlstein, Daniel. "Minds Stayed on Freedom: Politics and Pedagogy in the African American Freedom Struggle." (Abridged from 2002 article.)

Perry, Jeffrey B. "Hubert Harrison: A Brief Sketch for Black History Month", The Black World Today, 18 February 1999.

Perry, Jeffrey B., ed. A Hubert Harrison Reader. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2001.

Perry, Jeffrey B. Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.

Perry, Jeffrey B. "An Introduction to Hubert Harrison: 'The Father of Harlem Radicalism'", Souls, vol. 2, no. 1, Winter 2000, pp. 38-54.

Perry, Jeffrey B. Jeffrey B. Perry web site.

Pinn, Anthony B. "Anybody There? Reflections on African American Humanism," Religious Humanism, vol. 31, nos. 3 & 4, summer/fall 1997, pp. 61-78.

Pinn, Anthony B. By These Hands: A Documentary History of African American Humanism. New York: New York University Press, 2001.

Pinn, Anthony B. “On Becoming Humanist: A Personal Journey,” Religious Humanism, volume 32, nos. 1 & 2, Winter/Spring, 1998.

Piper, Adrian M. S. “Xenophobia and Kantian Rationalism,” Philosophical Forum, vol. 24, nos. 1-3, Fall-Spring 1992-1993, pp. 188-232.

Offsite, see also Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin. On this site, see also references by Dumain to Piper:

Porter, Dorothy B. “The Organized Educational Activities of Negro Literary Societies, 1828-1846,” Journal of Negro Education, 5, (Oct. 1936), pp. 558-576.

Ragland, John. "No More Ham", American Atheist, February 1987.

Rankine, Patrice D. Ulysses in Black: Ralph Ellison, Classicism, and African American Literature. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. Contents.

Reed, Adolph L., Jr. The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.

The Richard Wright Encyclopedia, edited by Jerry W. Ward, Jr. and Robert J. Butler. Westport, CT: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press, 2008.

Ronnick, Michele Valerie. 12 Black Classicists: A website to accompany the traveling photo exhibit. Note bibliography. See also entries under Scarborough, below.

Scarborough, William Sanders. Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough: An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship, edited and with an introduction by Michele Valerie Ronnick, foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005. Contents.

Scarborough, William Sanders. The Works of William Sanders Scarborough: Black Classicist and Race Leader, edited by Michele Valerie Ronnick. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. Contents. See also William Sanders Scarborough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; The Works of William Sanders Scarborough. On this site see Volapük in the Black Press, 1888.

Schott, John. "'We Are Revealing a Hand That Will Later Reveal Us': Notes on Form and Harmony in Coltrane's Work", in: Arcana: Musicians on Music, edited by John Zorn (New York: Granary Books/Hips Road, 2000), pp. 345-366.

Simba, Malik. "Joel Augustus Rogers: Negro Historian in History, Time, and Space," Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 2006.

Sinnette, Elinor Des Verney. Arthur Alfonso Schomburg: Black Bibliophile & Collector. Detroit: The New York Public Library & Wayne State University Press, 1989.

Sinnette, Elinor Des Verney; Coates, W. Paul; Battle, Thomas C. Black Bibliophiles and Collectors: Preservers of Black History. Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1990.

Taylor, Ula. "Street Strollers: Grounding the Theory of Black Women Intellectuals," Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, 2006.

Tye, Larry. Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class. New York: Henry Holt, 2004.

Tyson, Neil De Grasse. The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. New York: Doubleday, 2000.

Winch, Julie. "'You Have Talents—Only Cultivate Them': Philadelphia's Black Female Literary Societies and the Abolitionist Crusade", in: The Abolitionist Sisterhood: Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America, eds. Jean Fagan Yellin and John C. Van Horne (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994), pp. 101-118. See also biographical sketches of Sarah Mapps Douglass at American National Biography and Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color.

Yeldell, Jason Scott. A Call to Sanity. 2nd ed. Victoria, BC, Canada: Trafford Publishing, 2006. See also author's web site A Call to Sanity.

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