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Philosophy educator

Richard William Paul, American philosophy educator. Named Distinguished Philosopher, Council for Philosophical Studies, 1987; Lansdowne Visiting scholar, University Victoria, 1987, Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecturer, Institute General Semantics, 1987, others. Member California State Senate Task Force on Moral Education; Member National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking (chairman), Foundation for Critical Thinking (president).

Background

Paul, Richard William was born on January 2, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Arthur Palczynski and Helen Winslow Paul.

Education

Bachelor in English, Northern Illinois University, 1960. Master of Arts in English, University California, Santa Barbara, 1961. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University California, Santa Barbara, 1964.

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University California, Santa Barbara, 1968.

Career

Associate in English, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1961;assistant in English, St. Saint Louis University, 1961-1962;associate in English, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1963;assistant in philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1963-1964;assistant professor philosophy, Fresno (California) State College, 1966-1969;associate professor philosophy, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 1969-1974;director Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, since 1981;department chairman philosophy, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 1980-1984;professor philosophy, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, since 1974. Lecturer in field of educational reform. Test developer in critical thinking.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Critical Thinking: What Every Person Needs to Survive in a Rapidly Changing World, 2d review edition, 1992. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals and books. Editorial board Journal of Informal Logic.

Membership

Member California State Senate Task Force on Moral Education. Member National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking (chairman), Foundation for Critical Thinking (president).

Connections

Children: Richard, Jeremy.

father:
Arthur Palczynski

mother:
Helen Winslow Paul

children:
Richard Paul

Jeremy Paul