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educator , Philosopher

Robert Craig Coburn, American philosopher, educator. Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellow in philosophy University Pittsburgh, 1961-1962; National Science Foundation grantee, 1968-1969. Ordained elder Rocky Mountain Conference United Methodist Church; Member American Philosophical Association (executive committee Pacific division 1973-1974), American Association of University Professors, Society Values in Higher Education, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Coburn, Robert Craig was born on January 25, 1930 in Minneapolis. Son of William Carl and Esther Therice (Rudd) Coburn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1951;Bachelor of Divinity, University of Chicago, 1954;Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1958;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1958.

Career

Assistant professor philosophy University Chicago, 1960-1965, associate professor, 1965-1968, professor, 1968-1971. Professor philosophy University Washington, Seattle, 1971—2005, emeritus professor philosophy, since 2005. Visiting associate professor philosophy Cornell University, 1966, University Bergen, Norway, spring 1986.

Conductor National Endowment of the Humanities summer seminar, 1983. Consultant Energy Research and Development Administration.

Works

Membership

Ordained elder Rocky Mountain Conference United Methodist Church. Member American Philosophical Association (executive committee Pacific division 1973-1974), American Association of University Professors, Society Values in Higher Education, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Martha Louise Means, July 12, 1974.

father:
William Carl Coburn

mother:
Esther Therice (Rudd) Coburn

spouse:
Martha Louise Means