This is an intellectual biography in the most literal sense; at no point in the history of American philosophy has an individual embodied the ideals that they wrote about at length. Philosophical idealism, pragmatism and feminism served as guides for Ella Lyman Cabot as she entered the discipline of philosophy, a discipline that continues to marginalize the work of women to this very day.
John J. Kaag is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The Life of American Philosophy - The Education of Ella Lyman Cabot Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Women and Forgotten Movements in American Philosophy: Ella Lyman Cabot and Mary Parker Follett on Growth and Creativity Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Ella Lyman Cabot's Chance: The Nature of Contingency in the American Philosophical Tradition Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Everyday Ethics: Morality and the Imagination Chapter 6 Chapter 5: "How Does it Feel to Be a Problem?" - Women in American Thought Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Cabot on Peace Education: Moral Psychology, Ethics, and International Affairs (1906-1930) Chapter 8 Chapter 7: "Thought is Never at Rest:" Ella Lyman Cabot and the Struggle of Idealism Chapter 9 Appendix: Selected Writings of Ella Lyman Cabot