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Title: The Historical Roots of Personalism
Subtitle: Borden Parker Bowne and the Boston Tradition on Personal Identity and the Moral Life
Author(s): DIRKSEN, Kevin M. , SCHOTSMANS, Paul T.
Volume: 73 Issue: 4 Date: 2012
Many historical surveys have been presented on European personalist traditions and authors. The existence of the Boston personalist corpus, starting with its founder Borden Parker Bowne, is however almost unknown in Europe. This contribution presents a further examination of the Boston personalist approach: the historical and conceptual origins of this tradition will be introduced followed by a clarification of the concept of person and culminating in the presentation of their ethical system. The authors hope to give a new stimulus to the dialogue between European and North-American personalists.