By Herbert F. Vetter
How shall we assess the contribution to human thought made by these five philosophers whose discovery has been described as the Harvard Square God? That term is used in order to stress the convergence of a new worldview shared by these thinkers’ evolving system of ideas. Although we are too close in time and space to be able to speak with truly reliable perspective, I suggest that it may not be inappropriate today to wonder if this both old and new vision of reality may not bear comparison with events which occurred in the axial age which gave birth to great civilizations of the Earth in both the East and the West.
- Philosophers Speak of God by Charles Hartshorne and William L. Reese (Amherst, N.Y., 2000).
- The Rise of American Philosophy: Cambridge, Massachusetts 1860-1930by Bruce Kuklick (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977).
- Founders of Contructive Postmodern Philosophy: Peirce, James, Bergson, Whitehead and Hartshorne by David Ray Griffin and others (Albany: State University Press of New York, 1993).