Maurice Mandelbaum (born December 9, 1908 in Chicago; died January 1, 1987, Hanover, New Hampshire) was an American philosopher. He was professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University with stints at Dartmouth College and Swarthmore College. He held two degrees from Dartmouth and a PhD from Yale University. He was known for his work in phenomenology, epistemology (especially critical realism), and the history of ideas.
He wrote many books, including:
- The Problem of Historical Knowledge, 1938
- The Phenomenology of Moral Experience, 1955
- Philosophy, Science and Sense Perception, 1964
- History, Man, and Reason: A study in Nineteenth Century Thought, 1971
- The Anatomy of Historical Knowledge, 1977
- Philosophy, History, and the Sciences, 1984
- Beck, Lewis White; Bowie, Norman E.; Duggan, Timothy (June 1987). "Maurice H. Mandelbaum 1908–1987". Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association. 60 (5): 858–861. JSTOR 3130123.
- Verstegen, Ian F., ed. (2010). Maurice Mandelbaum and American critical realism. Critical realism—interventions. London; New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203883082. ISBN 9780415473026. OCLC 316836221.
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