The general metaphysics of William Ernest Hocking.
Gilman, Richard C
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This dissertation is an investigation in the general metaphysics of William Ernest Hocking. The attempt is made to expound and evaluate his metaphysical system as a whole, rather than to center attention on any single aspect of it in particular. Thus, the concern is with the basic metaphysical issues of the experience, knowledge, and nature of ultimate reality, considered primarily in the context of man's relationship to that which is most real. Although there have been several studies of various aspects of Hocking's philosophy, particularly in mysticism and the philosophy of religion, there have been no previous comprehensive investigations of his metaphysics as such. The method of procedure in this dissertation has been to concentrate primarily on Hocking's own writings, with such attention to other thinkers as may have been necessary for clearer expression and comment. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.