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Philosophy educator

Gary Hudson Iseminger, American philosophy educator.


Iseminger, Gary Hudson was born on March 3, 1937 in Middleboro, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Boyd Austin and Harriet Herring (Hudson).


Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1958;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1960;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1961.


Instructor philosophy Yale University, 1961-1962, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1962-1963, assistant professor, 1963-1968, associate professor, 1968-1973, professor, 1973-1994, William H. Laird professor philosophy and liberal arts, 1994—2002, Stephen R. Lewis, Junior professor philosophy and liberal learning, 2002—2004, emeritus, since 2004. Visiting fellow Kings College, London, 1966, University Lancaster, 1991. Chair student-faculty administration committee Carleton College, 1970-1971, department philosophy, 1972-1975, 86-89, 98—, educational policy committee, 1973-1974, English department review committee, 1973-1974, committee Lucas Lecturers in Arts, 1977-1981, presidential inauguration, 1987, education department review task force, 1988, American studies program review committee, 1992, member tenure and development review committee, 1985-1987, College Council, 1987, College Marshall, 2001-2004.

Academy visiting London School of Economics, 1971. Visiting professor philosophy University Minnesota, 1979, Mayo Medical School, 1986, 87, University Lancaster, 1994, Trinity College Dublin, 2000, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 2003. Belgum memorial lecturer St. Olaf College, 1997.

Visiting lecturer Uppsala (Sweden) University, 2005. Panelist division fellowships National Endowment of the Humanities, 1980, 91. Commentator Minnesota Public Radio, 1981.

Director London arts program Associated Colleges Midwest, 1982. Consultant Harvard University Press, University California Press, Prentice-Hall, Cornell University Press, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Vanderbilt University Press, Journal Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Dialogue, Notre Dame Journal Formal Logic, Journal of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Inquiry. External reviewer, evaluator various philosophy departments.

Presenter in field.



Active Minnesota Humanities Commission, 1984-1990, chair 1988-1989. Member American Association of University Professors (president Carleton chapter 1967-1968), American Philosophical Association (program committee western division 1982, task force on the philosophy major 1989-1990,program committee central division 1991, Chairman of Commission on teaching philosophy 1993-1996, commission to award Matchette prize in philosophy 1993-1995, board officers1993-1996), American Society Aesthetics (trustee since 1996), Minnesota Philosophical Society (president 1978-1979), Phi Beta Kappa (president Carleton chapter 1968-1969).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical percussion, jazz vibraphone, choral singing, composition, conducting.


Married Andrea Louise Grove, December 18, 1965. Children: Andrew, Ellen.

Boyd Austin Iseminger

Harriet Herring (Hudson) Iseminger

Andrea Louise Grove

Andrew Iseminger

Ellen Iseminger