Log In

Walter Herbert O'Briant Edit Profile

publication consultant , Philosophy educator

Walter Herbert O'Briant, American philosophy educator, publication consultant. Recipient Hoepfner prize Southern Humanities Review, 1973; German Academy Exchange Service grantee, 1975, 80. Member American Association of University Professors, American Philosophical Association, Leibniz Gesellschaft, Leibniz Society of America (vice president 1977-1988).

Background

O'Briant, Walter Herbert was born on March 22, 1937 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Son of Ira David and Ruth Anne (McCollum) O'B.

Education

AB cum laude, Davidson College, 1959. Master of Arts, Emory University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Emory University, 1966.

Career

Assistant professor philosophy Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1962-1965, University Georgia, Athens, 1965-1969, associate professor, since 1969. Consultant various scholarly publications.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Reviewer, advisor Journal of the History of Philosophy, since 1983. Translator, editor monograph General Investigations Concerning the Analysis of Concepts and Truths (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz), 1968. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Association of University Professors, American Philosophical Association, Leibniz Gesellschaft, Leibniz Society of America (vice president 1977-1988).

Connections

Married Mary Frances Prevette, June 17, 1962. Children: Jennifer, Kathryn, Erin.

father:
Ira David O'B.

mother:
Ruth Anne (McCollum) O'B.

spouse:
Mary Frances Prevette

children:
Jennifer O'Briant

Kathryn O'Briant

Erin O'Briant