Thomas Clark Pollock

 

From The Nature of Literature, 1942 by Thomas Clark Pollock

The making of a theory is like the making of a map. It does not discover new territory ; it analyzes certain existing relationships. It calls attention to the fact that from here to there runs an open highway ; but that from this point to that the road is poor and must be travelled cautiously ; while from that point to another there is no road at all, for a bog intervenes, and one must either go the long way round or painfully build his road ahead of him. And like a map, a theory must disregard all details irrelevant to its main purpose. All the points it touches have been explored before, else the map could not have been drawn. It may be that a thriving city, in which dwell many workers, appears on the map simply as a point and a name in small print, giving no hint of the ingenious and complicated system of arterial highways of which the citizens are justly proud. It may well be that a mountain loved by many does not appear at all. The laws of cartography permit but one purpose for one map ; the ciritial question is, are the major relationships adequately indicated?

( pages xxii - xxiii )

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It is important to remember that logical reasoning is neither the beginning nor the end of scientific statement ; it is simply an intermediary, if invaluable, tool. As Professor Whitehead has pointed out, the revolt of scientific method against medieval modes of thought did not consist of an appeal to reason. "On the contrary, it was through and through an anti-intellectualist movement. It was the return to the contemplation of brute fact ; and it was based on a recoil from the inflexible rationality of medieval thought."7 The atitude toward communication which the scientific method involves is beautifully suggested by William James, who . . . wrote, "I have to forge every sentence in the teeth of irreducible and stubborn facts."9
    8 From Science and the Modern World, 1931, p. 12. By permission of The Macmillan Company, publishers.
    9 Quoted in ibid., p. 3, from a published letter of William James to Henry James, Jr.

( pages 84 - 85 )

THE NATURE OF LITERATURE
Its Relation to Science, Language and Human Experience
Princeton University Press 1942.

 

Bibliographic

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title The Philadelphia theatre in the eighteenth century, together with the Day book of the same period. Publisher New York, Greenwood Press, 1968 [c1933] Description xviii, 445 p. facsim. 24 cm. Note Bibliography: p. 67.

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title The nature of literature: its relation to science, language, and human experience. Publisher New York : Gordian Press, 1965. Description xxiv, 218 p. illus. 23 cm. Note "Originally published 1942." Note Bibliographical footnotes.

Title The Macmillan english series / [by] Thomas Clark Pollock, Marion C. Sheridan [and others]. Publisher New York : Macmillan, [1964- Description v. : ill. Note Previous editions under separate titles: v. 9, Our English language; v. 10, Essentials of modern English; v. 11, Language arts and skills; v. 12, The art of communicating.

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title(s) Learning together / Thomas Clark Pollock, Florence B. Bowden ; illustrated by Anne Dart. Edition 1960 ed., Teachers annotated ed. Publisher New York : Macmillan, c1960. Paging 128, vi, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Series Macmillan English series Notes Title on added t.p.: Teachers manual for Learning together. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 119-128 (1st group). Subject Headings English language Grammar. Language arts (Elementary) Other Entries Bowden, Florence B. Teachers manual for Learning together.
[ source : Los Angeles Public Library

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title(s) Words work for you / Thomas Clark Pollock, Florence B. Bowden ; illustrated by William Hutchison ... [et al.]. Edition 1960 ed., Teachers annotated ed. Publisher New York : Macmillan, c1960. Paging 128, vi, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Series Macmillan English series Notes Title on added t.p.: Teachers manual for Words work for you. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 119-128 (1st group). Subject Headings English language Grammar. Language arts (Elementary) Other Entries Bowden, Florence B. Teachers manual for Words work for you.
[ source : Los Angeles Public Library

Author Macmillan Company. Title The Macmillan English series; teacher's annotated edition. [By] Thomas Clark Pollock [and others] Publisher New York, [1960?]- Description v. illus.
[ ? ? : source : University of California ]

Author Adams, Harlen Martin, 1904- Title Speak up! Publisher New York, Macmillan [1956] Description 452 p. illus. 25 cm.

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title Closed-circuit television as a medium of instruction, 1955-1956 : a report on New York University's first year of experimentation with television in college classrooms / prepared by Thomas Clark Pollock ; with the co-operation of Oscar Cargill, James Loomis, and Harvey Zorbaugh. Publisher [New York : New York University], 1956. Description 56 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Note "Project sponsored by the Fund for the Advancement of Education."

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title The university spelling book, by Thomas Clark Pollock and William D. Baker. Publisher New York : Prentice-Hall, 1955. Description 122 p. 21 cm. Series Prentice-Hall English composition and introduction to literature

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title Thomas Wolfe at Washington Square, by Thomas Clark Pollock and Oscar Cargill. Publisher New York : New York University Press, 1954. Description xiii, 163 p. port., facsim. 24 cm. Contents Thomas Wolfe at Washington Square, by O. Cargill.--Memorabilia. His students remember: Drunk with words, by A.G. Doyle. Overloaded black briefcase, by B.W. Kofsky. Thomas Wolfe, a reminiscence, by J. Mandel. His colleagues remeber: And gladly teche...by R. Dow. Tom Wolfe: penance no more, by H.T. Volkening. My experiences with Thomas Wolfe, by V. Fisher. Replacing Tom Wolfe, by R. Krauss.--Bibliography (p. 153-163)

Author Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938 Title The correspondence of Thomas Wolfe and Homer Andrew Watt; Publisher New York, New York University Press, 1954 Description xi, 53 p. port., facsim. 24 cm

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title Summary of practical English [by] Pollock, Carr [and] Ledbetter. Publisher [New York] : Macmillan, [c1947] Description 144 p. 28 cm.

Author Modern Language Association of America. Commission on Trends in Education. Title The English language in American education, prepared for the Modern Language Association of America by Thomas Clark Pollock, with the co-operation of William Clyde De Vane and Robert E. Spiller. Publisher New York : Commission on Trends in Education of the Modern Language Association of America, 1945. Description viii, 32 p. 23 cm. Note On cover: The report of a special committee. The third report of the Commission on Trends in Education. cf. Foreword.

Author Brinsley, John, fl. 1633. Title A consolation for our grammar schooles, by John Brinsley, with an introduction and a bibliographical note by Thomas Clark Pollock. Publisher New York, Scholars' facsimiles & reprints, 1943. Description xiii, 84 p. 24 cm. Note [Scholars' facsimiles & reprints] A facsimile reprint of the copy in the New York public library, which has title: A consolation for our grammar schooles: or, A faithfull and most comfortable incouragement, for laying of a sure foundation of all good learning in our schooles, and for prosperous building thereupon. More specially for all those of the inferiour sort, and all ruder countries and places; namely, for Ireland, Wales, Virginia, with the Sommer ilands. London, Printed by Richard Field for Thomas Man, 1622. Note "Bibliographical note": p. ix.

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title The nature of literature: its relation to science, language, and human experience, Publisher Princeton, Princeton university press, 1942. Description 5 p.l., [xiii]-xxiv, 218 p. diagrs. 24 cm.

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title A theory of meaning analyzed; a critique of I. A. Richards' theory of language and literature, by Thomas Clark Pollock ... Elementalism : the effect of an implicit postulate of identity on I. A. Richards' theory of poetic value, by John Gordon Spaulding ... Two papers from the second American congress on general semantics, with a supplementary paper, The lexicographer and general semantics, by Allen Walker Read ... Publisher Chicago : Institute of general semantics, 1942. Description xvi, 46 p. diagrs. 27 x 22 cm. Series General semantics monographs; M. Kendig, editor. Monograph III Note "Lithoprinted." Note Includes bibliographies.

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title The Philadelphia theatre in the eighteenth century ... [by] Thomas Clark Pollock. Publisher Philadelphia, 1933. Description 3 p. �., 3-67 p. front. (facsim.) 23 cm. Note Published also as part 1 of the author's larger work having the same title. Note Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1930. Note Bibliography: p. 67. Subject Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. Format Dissertation

Author Pollock, Thomas Clark, 1902- Title The Philadelphia theatre in the eighteenth century, together with the day book of the same period. Publisher Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania press; London, H. Milford, Oxford university press, 1933. Description xviii, 445 p. front. (facsim.) 24 cm. Note Part 1 issued also as thesis (PH. D.) University of Pennsylvania. Note Bibliography: p. 67.

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Author Pollock, Thomas C Title Properties of matter / Thomas C. Pollock Edition 5th ed Publisher New York : McGraw-Hill, c1995 Description xii, 454 p. : ill. ; 28 cm Series College custom series Note Includes index ISBN 0070504393 (pbk.) :
By John Spaulding
Pulpit publications, 1660-1782 : being a new edition of The preacher's assistant / now edited, with introductory matter, indexes, statistical tables, and other interpretive apparatus, by John Gordon Spaulding. Publisher New York : Norman Ross, 1996. Description 6 v. ; 29 cm. ISBN 0883541262 Language English Note "From records compiled by John Cooke (1783), Sampson Letsome (1753), William Crowe (1668), and some anonymous others (1734 and 1751) in consequence of an example set by the earliest keepers of Bodley's Library at Oxford: Jean Vernevil (1637) and Thomas James (1635)." Contents v. 1. Index vol. -- v. 2. John Cooke's books -- v. 3. Biblical books -- v. 4. Authors of sermons -- v. 5. Publication dates -- v. 6. Chronological list of sermons.

Spaulding, John Gordon. Title [Tables of sermons listed in The Preacher's Assistant, by John Cooke, 1783. Publisher [n.p., 1966] Description 18 l. 36 x 26 cm. folded to 18 x 36 cm.

Author Spaulding, John Gordon, 1907- Title The problem of poetic truth: poetry and the myth of the Greek philosophers, by John Gordon Spaulding. Publisher [Berkeley, Calif., 1945] Description 3 p. �., 325 numb. �. 28 cm. Note Chapters preceded by an outline not included in the paging. Note Thesis (Ph.D.)--Univ. of California, June 1945. Note "Bibliography of titles cited": p. 316-325.

 

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