➻ Maurice H. Mandelbaum [1908-1987]

por Teoría de la historia

mandelbaum-medium-init-Maurice H. Mandelbaum, Jr. was born December 9, 1908, in Chicago, illinois. He died in Hanover, New Hampshire on January I, 1987, after a prolonged illness. A 1929 graduate of Dartmouth College, he received a master’s degree from Dartmouth in 1932, and a PhD from Yale University in 1936. Mandelbaum also received honorary doctor of humane letters degrees from Dartmouth in 1979, and Johns Hopkins University in 1981. Mandelbaum spent over 50 years in the field of education. He began his teaching career at Dartmouth as an Assistant Professor of Biography and Comparative Literature from 1931-32. He was an Instructor and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Swarthmore College from 1934-47 and returned to Dartmouth as Professor of Philosophy from 1947-57. Mandelbaum joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University as Professor of Philosophy in 1957, and was named the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Philosophy in 1967. He served as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy from 1958-68. He retired from Johns Hopkins in 1974, but continued to teach on a part-time basis until 1978. Mandelbaum returned again to Dartmouth as adjunct Professor of Philosophy from 1979-83, and in 1983, was named visiting scholar. Among his many scholarly publications are six books, The Problem of Historical Knowledge in 1938, Phenomenology of Moral Experience in 1955, Philosophy, Science and Sense Perception in 1964, History, Man and Reason in 1971, The Anatomy of Historical Knowledge in 1977, and Philosophy, History, and the Sciences in 1984. Mandelbaum was President of the American Philosophical Association in 1962, and Chairman of its Board of Officers from 1968-74. In 1973, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also served on the National Board on Graduate Education, the Council on Philosophical Studies, and the Maryland Committee on the Humanities and Public Policy. Maurie Mandelbaum is survived by his wife, Leland Mandelbaum; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Cramer; and a son John D. Mandelbaum, both by a previous marriage. What follows are reminiscences of some of Maurie’s friends and former colleagues.

[Lewis WHITE BECK, Norman E. BOWIE and Timothy DUGGAN. “Maurice H. Mandelbaum 1908-1987”, in Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, vol. LX, nº 5, junio de 1987, p. 858]