A symposium of current philosophic thought -- through the contributions of twenty-five living American intellectuals. One cannot say that a rounded American philosophy emerges -- but one does gain a sense of radical and conservative thought, of abstract and concrete, of theoretical and practical application. A challenge to every reader to crystallize his own concepts --an adventure in reading to the thoughtful, and a book that should appeal to anyone interested in practical philosophy and modern thought. Draw to the attention of student groups -- of reading study groups -- of professional men and women. Among the contributors are such well-known names as Will Durant, Harry A. Overstreet, Arthur E. Morgan, Ernest Sutherland Bates, Michael Williams -- as well as leaders of philosophical schools of thought, psychologists, educators, and metaphysicians.