Woodbridge Riley

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Isaac Woodbridge Riley (born New York City, 20 May 1869; died September 1933) was a United States historian of philosophy whose studies of Mormonism and Christian Science made him a focus of controversy. Most of his career was spent as a professor at Vassar College.


He graduated from Yale in 1892, and took the degrees of A.M. and Ph.D. there in 1898 and 1902 respectively. He was Johnston research scholar at Johns Hopkins University in 1904-07, and in 1908 became professor of philosophy at Vassar. After 1903, he was associate editor of the Psychological Bulletin.


  • The Founder of Mormonism (1892)
  • American Philosophy (1907)
  • American Thought (1915)