Bachelor, University Toronto, 1946. Master of Arts, University Toronto, 1947. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1950.
Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1954.
Professor philosophy University San Francisco, 1948—1998, professor emeritus, since 1998, chairman department philosophy, 1970—1996.
Member of American Catholic Philosophical Association (president 1975-1976).
Married Evelyn Critelli FitzGerald, June 16, 1947. Children: Cynthia, Brian.