Richard McKeon (1900-1985)


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
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