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Sunday, June 28, 2009

MEMOIR: CHAPTER FIVE A MARTIAL INTERLUDE

Herewith the fifth chapter of my memoir: A HARVARD EDUCATION: A Memoir of the Fifties. With the link to Chapter Five, I also include links to each of the first four chapters.
http://people.umass.edu/rwolff/memoirchapterfive.pdf
http://people.umass.edu/rwolff/memoirchapterone.pdf
http://people.umass.edu/rwolff/memoirchaptertwo.pdf
http://people.umass.edu/rwolff/memoirchapterthree.pdf
http://people.umass.edu/rwolff/memoirchapterfour.pdf

2 comments:

Corey said...

You refer to Whitehead as an American metaphysician. He was in fact English and did not travel to the United States until 1924 at the age of 63. He was an mathematician through most of his career writing his well regarded Treatise on Universal Algebra in 1898 and only subsequently a philosopher. All the philosophical work that he is known for, besides the Principia Mathematica, the prose of which was mostly Russell's, was written javascript:void(0)from 1920 onward i.e. `process philosophy'.

corey mccall said...

I would like to echo what others have said and thank your for your memoirs. I actually should be grading papers and exams, so I especially enjoyed your comments about grading in the fourth section of your memoirs, pp. 156-157. Your reminiscences of Harvard philosophers and other figures during the fifties and sixties have been great as well. I've certainly found a new means of procrastination.