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Philosopher

Arnold Berleant, American Philosopher. American Council Learned Socs. grantee, 1972, 76. Served with United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Association of University Professors, International Association Aesthetics (secretary-general 1987-1995, president 1995-1998), American Society Aesthetics (secretary-treasurer 1978-1988), International Institute Applied Aesthetics (Lahti, Finland).

Background

Berleant, Arnold was born on March 4, 1932 in Buffalo. Son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Barkun) Berleant.

Education

Student, State University of New York, Fredonia, 1951. Bachelor of Music, Eastman School Music. Bachelor of Medicine, University Rochester, 1953.

Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1962.

Career

Teaching fellow, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1958-1960; instructor, State University of New York, 1960-1961; lecturer, State University of New York, 1961-1962; assistant professor philosophy, C.W. Post Campus, L.I.U., 1962-1965; associate professor, C.W. Post Center, L.I.U., 1965-1970; professor, C.W. Post Center, L.I.U., 1970-1992; professor emeritus, C.W. Post Center, L.I.U., since 1992. Bingham professor humanities U. Louisville, 1994. Visiting associate professor San Diego State College, 1966.

Member social science faculty Sarah Lawrence College, 1966-1968.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Association of University Professors, International Association Aesthetics (secretary-general 1987-1995, president 1995-1998), American Society Aesthetics (secretary-treasurer 1978-1988), International Institute Applied Aesthetics (Lahti, Finland), Finnish Society Aesthetics (honorary), Sydney Society Literature and Aesthetics (honorary), French Society Aesthetics (member committee of honor), International Association Aesthetics (honorary life).

Connections

Married Riva Schiller, August 1, 1958. Children: Daniel, Andrea, Anne Nicole.

father:
Bernard Berleant

mother:
Elizabeth (Barkun) Berleant

spouse:
Riva Schiller

child:
Daniel Berleant

child:
Anne Nicole Berleant

child:
Andrea Berleant