Pratt, James Bissett

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Pratt, James Bissett


Born June 22, 1875, in Elmira; died Jan. 15, 1944, in Williamstown. American idealist philosopher.

Pratt contributed to the collection Essays in Critical Realism (1920) and was a founder of critical realism in philosophy, the concepts of which he later combined with the ideas of personal-ism and the theory of emergent evolution.


Matter and Spirit. New York, 1922.
Personal Realism. New York, 1937.
Naturalism. New Haven, Conn., 1939.
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