AB, Brown University, 1952. A.M., Brown University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1957.
Master of Arts, Harvard, 1954. Master of Arts (honorary), Dartmouth, 1969.
Faculty, Dartmouth, since 1957; professor philosophy, Dartmouth, since 1968; department chairman, Dartmouth, 1963-1967, 74-79; associate dean faculty, Dartmouth, 1980-1984; department chairman, Dartmouth, since 1985.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1946-1948. Member American Philosophical Association M C.
Married Joan Lamoureux, August 23, 1951. Children– Theresa Elizabeth, Timothy John, Christine Frances.