Ralph Tyler Flewelling

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Ralph Tyler Flewelling (born November 23, 1871, De Witt, Michigan; died March 31, 1960, Glendale, California) was an American philosophy professor.


Early life[edit]

He was born in De Witt, Mich., and educated at the University of Michigan, Alma College (Mich.). the Garrett Biblical Institute (Evanston, Ill.), and Boston University.


He was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal ministry in 1896, holding pastorates from 1903 to 1917, and in the latter year becoming professor and head of the department of philosophy in the University of Southern California. In 1918 he was at the Sorbonne, Paris, and was appointed head of the department of philosophy at the American Expeditionary Force University at Beaune, France.

He wrote four books. He also contributed to the Hastings Encyclopœdia of Religion and Ethics (1917), and founded and edited The Personalist (1920). In 1919-20 he was president of the Celtic Club.


  • Christ and the Dramas of Doubt (1913)
  • Personalism and the Problems of Philosophy (1915)
  • Philosophy and the War (1918)
  • Bergson and Personal Realism (1919)
  • The Survival of Western Culture (1942)


  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.

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