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Philosophy educator

Thomas Anthony McCarthy, American philosophy educator. Fellow Guggenheim Foundation, 1985, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 1975-1976, American Council Learned Societies, 1989-1990; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1989-1990, Humboldt Research prize, 1993, National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow, 1994.

Background

McCarthy, Thomas Anthony was born on March 6, 1940 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Alfred Lawrence and Minnie Josephine (Vivian) McCarthy.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Holy Cross College, 1961. Master of Arts in Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1968.

Career

Instructor University Munich, Germany, 1968-1972. From assistant to associate professor Boston University, 1972-1985. Professor philosophy Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1985, John Shaffer Distinguished professor in the Humanities, since 1992.

Director National Endowment of the Humanities summer seminar, Boston, 1982, 84.

Works

Membership

Member American Philosophical Association, North America Kant Society, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.

Connections

Married Patricia Perry, August 3, 1963. Children: Jennifer, Justin.

father:
Alfred Lawrence McCarthy

mother:
Minnie Josephine (Vivian) McCarthy

spouse:
Patricia Perry

children:
Jennifer McCarthy

Justin McCarthy