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Philosophy educator

Vere Claiborne Chappell, American philosophy educator. Fulbright fellow, 1953-1954; National Endowment for Humanities fellow, 1970. Member American Philosophical Association, Aristotelian Society, Royal Institute Philosophy.


Chappell, Vere Claiborne was born on March 22, 1930 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Vere Chambers and Edyth (Brown) Chappell.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1951;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1953;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1958;student, University Heidelberg, Germany, 1953-1954.


In 2008 a collection of essays was published in honor of Vere Chappell's work. Yale University - Assistant in Instruction (1954–55). Instructor (1955–57) University of Chicago - Instructor (1957–61).

Assistant Professor (1961–63). Associate Professor (1963–68). Professor (1968–70) North Central College - Visiting Professor (Summer 1965) Indiana University - Visiting Professor (1967) University of Illinois, Chicago - Visiting Professor (1967) University of Illinois, Urbana - Visiting Professor (1968) University of Notre Dame - Visiting Professor (1969) University of Southern California - Visiting Professor (1969) University of Massachusetts Amherst - Professor (1970–2006).

Emeritus (2006–) Smith College - Visiting Professor (1973. 1974) Mount Holyoke College - Visiting Professor (1982. 1983; 1985; 1988; 1990.

1991; 1992) Università per Stranieri di Siena - Exchange Professor (1993) Amherst College - Visiting Professor (1996).



Member American Philosophical Association, Aristotelian Society, Royal Institute Philosophy.


Married Sally Anderson, June 7, 1951 (divorced June, 1963). Children: Jennifer Helen, Jonathan Claiborne, David Lincoln. Married Sheryl Berglund, July 31, 1963.

Children: Vere Chambers II, Melissa, Addison Ward. Step-children: Clayton Scott Templin, Jaime Templin Carlsen.

Vere Chambers Chappell

Edyth (Brown) Chappell

Sally Anderson

Sheryl Berglund

Jennifer Helen Chappell

Jonathan Claiborne Chappell

David Lincoln Chappell

Vere Chambers II Chappell

Melissa Chappell

Addison Ward Chappell

Clayton Scott Templin Chappell

Jaime Templin Carlsen Chappell