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Richard William Paul

Richard William Paul, American philosophy educator. Named Distinguished Philosopher, Council for Philosophical Studies, 1987; Lansdowne Visiting scholar, University Victoria, 1987, Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecturer, Institute General Semantics, 1987, others. Member California State Senate Task Force on Moral Education; Member National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking (chairman), Foundation for Critical Thinking (president).

Background

  • Paul, Richard William was born on January 2, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Arthur Palczynski and Helen Winslow Paul.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Northern Illinois University, 1960. Master of Arts in English, University California, Santa Barbara, 1961. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University California, Santa Barbara, 1964.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University California, Santa Barbara, 1968.

    Career

    • Associate in English University California, Santa Barbara, 1961. Assistant in English St. Louis University, 1961-1962. Associate in English University California, Santa Barbara, 1963, assistant in philosophy, 1963-1964.

      Assistant professor philosophy Fresno (California) State College, 1966-1969. Associate professor philosophy Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 1969-1974, director Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique, since 1981, chairman department philosophy, 1980-1984, professor philosophy, since 1974. Lecturer in field of educational reform.

      Test developer in critical thinking.

    Works

    • Author: Critical Thinking: What Every Person Needs to Survive in a Rapidly Changing World, 2d review edition, 1992. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals and books. Editorial board Journal of Informal Logic.

    Membership

    Member California State Senate Task Force on Moral Education. Member National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking (chairman), Foundation for Critical Thinking (president).

    Connections

    • Children: Richard, Jeremy.
    • father: Arthur Palczynski
    • mother: Helen Winslow Paul
    • children: Richard Paul
    • Jeremy Paul
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    Born January 2, 1937
    Nationality
    • 1960
      No. Illinois University
    • 1961
      University California
    • 1964
      University California
    • 1968
      University California
    • 1961
      Associate, in English University California
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
    • 1961 - 1962
      assistant, in English St. Louis University
    • 1963
      associate, in English University California
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
    • 1966 - 1969
      assistant professor, philosophy Fresno (California) State College
    • 1969 - 1974
      associate, professor philosophy Sonoma State University
      Rohnert Park, California, United States
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