S. Morris Engel

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S. Morris Engel (born 1931) is an author, philosopher, and linguist. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1959, writing on "The philosophy of language in Hobbes and Locke".[1] He was a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and York University.

Published works[edit]

  • Analyzing Informal Fallacies
  • Fallacies and Pitfalls of Language: The Language Trap
  • Language and Illumination: Studies in the History of Philosophy
  • The Chain of Logic
  • The Language Trap: Or, How to Defend Yourself Against the Tyranny of Words
  • The Problem of Tragedy
  • The Study of Philosophy
  • With Good Reason: An Introduction to Informal Fallacies[2]
  • Wittgenstein's Doctrine of the Tyranny of Language: An Historical and Critical Examination of His Blue Book

Engel also translated "Cat in the Ghetto: Stories" by Rachmil Bryks from Yiddish to English.[3]


  1. ^ Engel, S Morris (1959). "The philosophy of language in Hobbes and Locke: a comparative study". Thesis, PhD. OCLC 222042217. 
  2. ^ Engel, S Morris (2000). With good reason: an introduction to informal fallacies (6th. ed.). Boston: Bedford-St. Martin's. ISBN 978-0-312-15758-6. OCLC 43027353. 
  3. ^ Bryks, Rachmil (1959). A cat in the ghetto: four novelettes. Engel, S Morris (trans.). New York City: Bloch Publishing Company. OCLC 4061285.  Also OCLC 234178313 Recent (as of 2008) edition published as Bryks, Rachmil (2008). A cat in the ghetto: stories. Engel, S Morris (trans.) (1st. ed.). New York City: Persea Books. ISBN 978-0-89255-327-3. OCLC 173243756.