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The Worldview of PersonalismOrigins and Early Development$
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Jan Olof Bengtsson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199297191

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.001.0001

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The current view of personalism and its origins

The current view of personalism and its origins

(p.31) 1 The current view of personalism and its origins
The Worldview of Personalism

Jan Olof Bengtsson

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the current accounts and assessments of personalism in general and in the form of ‘personal idealism’ by historians of philosophy. It further looks at the view of the defining American school of personalism of the sources, development, and nature of personalism. Finally, it introduces briefly some larger historical and comparative perspectives on personalism that have hitherto been absent in its scholarly treatment.

Keywords:   American personalism, comparative philosophy, historiography of personalism, Western philosophy

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