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Jacob Needleman

writer , Philosophy educator

Jacob Needleman, American philosophy educator, writer. Grantee Religion in Higher Education, Marsden Foundation, 1967-1968, Ella Lymna Cabot Trust, 1969, Far West Institute, 1975.

Background

Needleman, Jacob was born on October 6, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Benjamin and Ida (Seltzer) Needleman.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1956. Graduate, University Freiburg, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1961.

Career

Clinical psychology trainee West Haven (Connecticut) Veterans Hospital Administration, 1960-1961. Research associate Rockefeller Institute, New York, 1961-1962. From assistant professor to associate professor philosophy San Francisco State University, 1962-1966, professor philosophy, since 1967, chair department philosophy, 1968-1969.

Visiting scholar Union Theological Seminary, 1967-1968. Director Center Study New Religions, 1977-1983. Lecturer psychiatry, consultant medical ethics University California, 1981-1984.

Works

Connections

Married Carla Satzman, August 30, 1959 (divorced 1989). Children: Raphael, Eve. Married Gail Anderson, December 1989.

father:
Benjamin Needleman

mother:
Ida (Seltzer) Needleman

spouses:
Carla Satzman

Gail Anderson

children:
Raphael Needleman

Eve Needleman