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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|1936||Untitled [- of Literary Criticism in Antiquity, J. W. H. Atkins]
In Modern Philology, vol. 34, no. 2 (Nov 1936), pp. 195-197.
McK-Review_Atkins_Nov'36.pdf 216 KB
|Untitled [- of The Tradition of Boethius: A Study of His Importance in Medieval Culture, Howard Rollin Patch]
In Modern Philology, vol. 34, no. 2 (Nov 1936), pp. 197-198.
McK-Review_Patch_Nov'36.pdf 148 KB
|Untitled [- of Science et philosophie de l'histoire, Henri Sée]
In Journal of Modern History, vol. 8, no. 4 (Dec 1936), pp. 489-490.
McK-Review_See_Dec'36.pdf 228 KB
|1937||Untitled [- of Plato's Theory of Knowledge: The Theatetus and the Sophist of Plato, trans. Francis MacDonald Cornford; and The Political Philosophies of Plato and Hegel, M. B. Foster]
In International Journal of Ethics, vol. 47, no. 2 (Jan 1937), pp. 244-249.
McK-Review_Cornford+Foster_Jan'37.pdf 220 KB
|Untitled [- of Teologia: Libro Primo, Tomaso Campanella]
In International Journal of Ethics, vol. 47, no. 2 (Jan 1937), pp. 258-260.
McK-Review_Campanella_Jan'37.pdf 228 KB
|Untitled [- of The Early Philosophers of Greece, intro. Matthew Thompson McClure, trans. Richard Lattimore]
In International Journal of Ethics, vol. 47, no. 3 (Apr 1937), pp. 399-402.
McK-Review_McClure+Lattimore_Apr'37.pdf 308 KB
|Untitled [- of Plato's Thought, G. M. A. Grube]
In Classical Philology, vol. 32, no. 3 (Jul 1937), pp. 278-280.
McK-Review_Grube_Jul'37.pdf 184 KB
|1938||Untitled [- of Plato's Conception of Philosophy, H. Gauss; and What Plato Thinks, Gustav E. Mueller]
In International Journal of Ethics, vol. 48, no. 2 (Jan 1938), pp. 247-249.
McK-Review_Gauss+Mueller_Jan'38a.pdf 192 KB
|1944||Untitled [- of English Literary Criticism: The Medieval Phase, J. W. H. Atkins]
In Modern Philology, vol. 42, no. 1 (Aug 1944), pp. 59-60.
McK-Review_Atkins_Aug'44.pdf 232 KB
|1946||Untitled [- of Ideas in America, Howard Mumford Jones]
In Ethics, vol. 56, no. 2 (Jan 1946), pp. 144-145.
McK-Review_Jones_Jan'46.pdf 208 KB
|1963||Untitled [- of The Six Books of a Commonweale, Jean Bodin]
In Ethics, vol. 74, no. 1 (Oct 1963), pp. 74-75.
McK-Review_Bodin_Oct'63.pdf 116 KB