Bachelor, Cornell University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1952. Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy, University Connecticut, 1996.
Professor philosophy, Swarthmore (Pennsylvania) College, 1955-1967; professor, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1967-1994; professor emeritus, U. Connecticut, Storrs, since 1994; head department philosophy, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1976-1994; individual, marital, and family therapist, since 1995. Executive secretary Council Philosophical Studies, 1965-1972.
Served with United States Army, 1953-1955. Member American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Olivia Anne Connery, September 3, 1960 (divorced 1985). Children: Diana, David. Married Eliana Bar-shalom, August 7, 1994.