WILLIAM E. HOCKING - SELF-CARICATURE SIGNED CIRCA 1944 - HFSID 172057
Sale Price $234.00
WILLIAM E. HOCKING
Self-caricature by the philsopher, drawn on a postcard addressed in his hand
Self-Caricature signed: "Wm. E. Hocking", 5½x3¼. He has penned his face on profile on a postcard, addressed in his hand on verso to "S. K. Lloyd, Ida Grove/Ia.", postmarked Conway, New Hampshire, July 7, 1944. William E. Hocking (1873-1966)taught philosophy at UC/Berkeley, Yale, and - from 1914 - Harvard, interrupted by service at the front in World War I. He revised idealist philosophy by emphasizing the need to draw on experience: "that which does not work, is not true". While his central focus was comparative religion, his 22 books dealt with topics as diverse as world politics, psychology and education. Heading a 2-year study on Protestant missionary programs in Asia, his Hocking Report (1932) called for missions to emphasize education and welfare, not evangelism, and to show respect for local religious traditions. Top edge frayed and torn. Corners lightly worn and creased. Ink smeared across card. Signature slightly smeared, but legible. Ink stamps. Ink notes (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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