The following is a small sampling from Richard McKeon’s nearly 160 articles and 12 books. The division of these publications is, of course, only one of a number that are possible; and individual essays, likewise, might easily be assigned to different headings. Nevertheless, the intent of this grouping is to suggest that even at his most general and abstract, for example, in the exploration of “themes,” McKeon’s ideas are grounded in an extraordinarily detailed knowledge of “individuals” and of “periods” throughout the full range of philosophy. Moreover, much of his distinctiveness arises from the joining of that unique scholarship with an inventiveness undiminished throughout a long career. Hopefully, the selection below will suggest to the viewer something of the depth and breadth of McKeon’s contribution.
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|1937||"Education and the Disciplines"
In Ethics, vol. 47, no. 3 (Apr 1937), pp. 370-81.
McK-Education&TheDisciplines.pdf 268 KB
|1953||"Thinking, Doing, and Teaching"
In Ethics, vol. 64, no. 1 (Oct 1953), pp. 52-55.
McK-ThinkingDoing&Teaching.pdf 152 KB
|1954||"Dialectic and Political Thought and Action"
In Ethics, vol. 65, no. 1 (Oct 1954), pp. 1-33.
McK-Dialectic&PoliticalThought&Action.pdf 848 KB
|1968||"Character and the Arts and Disciplines"
In Ethics, vol. 78, no. 2 (January 1968), pp. 109-23. Reprinted in Approaches to Education for Character: Strategies for Change in Higher Education, ed. Clarence H. Faust and Jessica Feingold (New York: Columbia University Press, 1969), pp. 51-71. Also reprinted in Selected Writings of Richard McKeon, vol. 2, ed. Zahava K. McKeon and William G. Swenson (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), pp. 283-98.
McK-Character&Arts&Disciplines.pdf 544 KB