Veatch, Henry Babcock

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Faculty member, Indiana University Philosophy Department.

From the description of Henry Babcock Veatch papers, 1941-1997. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 42003064

Henry Babcock Veatch, Jr. was born August 26, 1911 in Evansville, IN. After graduating high school, Veatch attended Harvard, where he received his A.B. (summa cum laude), M.A. and Ph.D.

Professor Veatch came to the Philosophy Department at Indiana University in 1937 as an instructor. In 1941 he was name Assistant Professor and was named Full Professor in 1952.

Veatch received many awards and honors during his time at IU. In 1954 he became the first recipient of the Frederick Bachman Lieber Award for Distinguished Teaching. He was popular with his students and he was awarded the Sigma Delta Chi "Brown Derby " Award for most popular professor. In 1961 he was named Distinguished Service Professor.

Veatch left IU in 1965 for Northwestern University where he remained until 1973, at which time he accepted a position at Georgetown. There Veatch served as Department Chairman from 1973 to 1976. He retired as a Distinguished Professor in 1983 and returned to Bloomington.

Prof. Veatch was a well known Aristotelian scholar and published several books and countless articles. Among his books are Rational Man: A Modern Interpretation of Aristotelian Ethics (1961), Human Rights: Fact or Fancy (1985), and Swimming Against th e Current in Contemporary Philosophy (1990).

From the guide to the Henry Babcock Veatch papers, 1941-1997, (Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management

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creatorOf Veatch, Henry Babcock. Henry Babcock Veatch papers, 1941-1997. Indiana University
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Henry Babcock Veatch papers, 1941-1997 Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
referencedIn Cohen, Cheryl Bernstein,. Oral history interviews of the Retired IU Faculty Oral History Project, 1984-1985. Indiana University
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Indiana University, Bloomington. Dept. of Philosophy corporateBody
associatedWith Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. person
associatedWith St. Meinrad Group. corporateBody
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Birth 1911-09-26

Death 1999-07-09





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