Maurice Mandelbaum

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Maurice Mandelbaum (born December 9, 1908 in Chicago; died January 1, 1987, Hanover, New Hampshire) was an American philosopher.[1] He was professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University with stints at Dartmouth College and Swarthmore College.[1] He held two degrees from Dartmouth and a PhD from Yale University.[1] He was known for his work in phenomenology, epistemology (especially critical realism),[2] 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


  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ 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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