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Philip Ellis Wheelwright

Philip Ellis Wheelwright, American educator. Member American Philosophical Association (president Pacific division 1966), American Association Aesthetics, English Institute, Society American Folklore, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Wheelwright, Philip Ellis was born on July 6, 1901 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles Edward and Jessamine (Meeker) Wheelwright.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1921, Doctor of Philosophy., 1924. Student Union Theological Seminary. Doctor of Laws, University of California, 1968.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Linda Jean. Instructor Latin Hun Preparatory School, 1923-1924. Instructor philosophy Princeton, 1924-1925.

      Instructor philosophy Washington Square College, New York University, 1925-1927, assistant professor, 1927-1928, associate professor, 1928-1931, professor, 1931-1935, chairman philosophy department, 1927-1932. Professor philosophy Dartmouth, 1937-1953, chairman div. humanities, 1944-1947. Lecturer philosophy Bread Loaf School English, summers 1930, 42.

      Visiting professor philosophy Pomona College, 1953. Professor, philosophy University of California at Riverside, 1954-1966, professor emeritus, 1966-1970. Research professor Smith College, 1957-1958.

      Churchill professor of University Bristol, 1959-1960. Lecturer Amherst College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Mount Holyoke College, University Texas, University of South, Haverford Colonel, Princeton, Yale, Syracuse University, U. Mexico, University of Southern California.

    Works

    • Author: A Critical Introduction to Ethics, 3d edit., 1959. The Way of Philosophy, 1954, review edit., 1960. The Burning Fountain, A Study in the Language of Symbolism, 1954, review edit., 1968.

      Heraclitus, 1959
    • Valid Thinking, 1962. Metaphor and Reality, 1962. The Presocraties, 1966.

      The Hidden Harmony Essays. Author of chapters in Language of Poetry, 1942, T. S. Eliot on his Sixtieth Birthday, 1946. Editor: (with James Burnham), The Symposium, 1930-1933.

      Contributor articles professional journals, United States and Mexico.

    Membership

    Member American Philosophical Association (president Pacific division 1966), American Association Aesthetics, English Institute, Society American Folklore, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Maude Chase McDuffee, June 8, 1940.
    • father: Charles Edward Wheelwright
    • mother: Jessamine (Meeker) Wheelwright
    • spouse: Maude Chase McDuffee
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    Died January 6, 1970
    (aged 68)
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