Montana State University

Department of History and Philosophy

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4395
Fax: (406) 994-7420
Location: Wilson Hall 2-155

Department Chair

Dr. David Cherry

Jim Allard, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Professor Emeritus allard

Not currently teaching


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Research Interests

19th Century Philosophy

History of Philosophy

Continental Philosophy


PhD, Princeton University, 1976

Select Publications

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The Logical Foundations of Bradley’s Metaphysics: Judgment, Inference, and Truth, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

“The Idealistic Transformation of Logic,” in James Connelly and Stamatoula Panagakou, Aspects of Idealism, Peter Lang, 2010.

“Idealism, Pragmatism, and the World Well Lost,” in Randall E. Auxier (ed), The Philosophy of Richard Rorty, Library of Living Philosophers, Open Court, 2010, 47-68.

“Sprigge’s Vindication of Concrete Universals,” in Pierfrancesco Basile and Leemon McHenry
(eds.), Consciousness, Reality and Value, Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2007, 79-91.

“Realism, Anti-realism, and Absolute Idealism,” in Randall E. Auxier (ed), The Philosophy of Michael Dummett, Library of Living Philosophers, (LaSalle, Illinois: Open Court), 2007, pp. 127-146.

“Bosanquet and the Problem of Inference,” in William Sweet (ed.), Bernard Bosanquet and the Legacy of British Idealism, (Toronto: Toronto University Press), 2007, pp. 73-89.

“Idealism in Britain and the U.S.A., 1870-1914,” in Thomas Baldwin (ed.), The Cambridge History of Philosophy: 1870-1945, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 43-59.

Journal articles:
“Bradley’s Collected Works, Volume 3", Bradley Studies, Special Review Issue, Vol. 7, 2001, pp. 46-77.

Ben Wempe, T. H. Green’s Theory of Positive Freedom, Journal of the History of Philosophy,
Maria Dimova-Cookson and W. J. Mander (eds.), T. H. Green: Ethics, Metaphysics, and
Political Philosophy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2007.03.23,