Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1962.
Instructor philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1957-1959;
acting assistant professor, U. Oregon, 1959-1962;
from lecturer to professor philosophy, Wellesley (Massachusetts) College, 1963-1998;
department chairman, Wellesley (Massachusetts) College, 1979-1982, 91-93;
retired,, 1998. Director summer seminar National Endowment for Humanities, 1986, 89. Member extramural graduate fellowships Wellesley College, faculty benefits committee, committee budget, academic review board, taskforce on affirmative action, board of admissions.
Member American Philosophical Association (program committee eastern division 1977).
Married Hilary W. Putnam, August 11, 1962. Children: Samuel, Joshua, Maxima.