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Horace Meyer Kallen

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(1882–1974), German-born professor at The New School for Social Research, translated and edited the works of philosophers, including William James and Benjamin Paul Blood, and ...

Kallen, Horace Meyer

Kallen, Horace Meyer (1882–1974)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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2010
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..., Horace Meyer ( 1882–1974 ) Horace Kallen was born on 11 August 1882 in Berenstadt, a town in the German (now Polish) province of Silesia, and died on 16 February 1974 in Palm Beach, Florida. His father, who had emigrated from Latvia, was assistant rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish community at Berenstadt. The Kallen family came to the United States when Horace was about five years of age and settled in Boston, where the father became the rabbi of a German-speaking Orthodox congregation. Horace distanced himself from his father, who wanted him to follow...

Kallen, H[orace] M[eyer]

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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..., H[orace] M[eyer] ( 1882–1974 ), German-born professor at The New School for Social Research, translated and edited the works of philosophers, including William James and Benjamin Paul Blood , and wrote many books exhibiting liberal and idealistic social interests. These include Creative Intelligence ( 1917 ), written with John Dewey and others; The Structure of Lasting Peace ( 1918 ); Zionism and World Politics ( 1921 ); Culture and Democracy in the United States ( 1924 ); Frontiers of Hope ( 1929 ); Individualism: An American Way of Life ...

Horace Meyer Kallen

Horace Meyer Kallen  

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(1882–1974),German-born professor at The New School for Social Research, translated and edited the works of philosophers, including William James and Benjamin Paul Blood, and wrote many books ...
Isaac Baer Berkson

Isaac Baer Berkson  

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(1891–1975)Isaac Berksonwas born on 23 December 1891 in New York City, and died there on 10 March 1975. His main interests were in Jewish philosophy and education. He received ...
Louis Samuel Feuer

Louis Samuel Feuer  

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(1912–2002)Lewis Samuel Feuer was a philosopher with interests in Spinoza, the sociology and history of science, and the psychological roots of ideology and ideological conflict. He was born on ...
Max Carl Otto

Max Carl Otto  

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(1876–1968)Max C. Otto was born on 28 September 1876 at Zwichau in Saxony, Germany, and died on 2 October 1968 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1881 he was brought by ...
Sidney Ratner

Sidney Ratner  

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(1909–96)Sidney Ratner was born on 18 June 1909 in New York City. He studied philosophy at City College, receiving his BA in 1931. He began his postgraduate studies at ...
Benjamin Paul Blood

Benjamin Paul Blood  

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(1822–1919),philosopher, mystic, and poet. His principal poetic works are The Bride of the Iconoclast (1954), “a long Shelleyesque poem in Spenserian stanzas,” and The Colonnades (1868), a ...
Alain Locke

Alain Locke  

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(1886–1954).Philosopher, writer, and principal theorist of the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Philadelphia, Alain LeRoy Locke graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1907. That year, he was the first ...
Kallen, Horace

Kallen, Horace (1882–1974)   Reference library

Milton Berman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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..., Horace ( 1882–1974 ), philosopher and educator . Horace Meyer Kallen was born 11 August 1882 in Berenstadt, Silesia, Germany, the son of an orthodox rabbi who moved his family to the United States in 1887 . After attending Boston public schools Kallen earned a B.A. ( 1903 ) and a Ph.D. ( 1908 ) from Harvard University. From 1909 to 1911 he served as assistant to William James at Harvard before moving to the University of Wisconsin, where he was fired in 1918 for defending the rights of pacifists during World War I. That year Kallen helped...

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