Schilpp, Paul Arthur, 1897-1993

Dr. Paul Arthur Schilpp was born in Germany. He came to the U.S. in 1916 at the age of 16 to study at Baldwin Wallace College. He went on to earn degrees from Northwestern University, Garrett Theological Seminary and Stanford University. He became widely known as a scholar and teacher, holding teaching positions in the philosophy departments of Northwestern University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He founded the Library of Living Philosophers in 1938 and served as its editor until July of 1981. The first volume on John Dewey appeared in 1939. While editing the Library of Living Philosophers and teaching, Dr. Schilpp wrote a number of books as well as articles in scholarly journals. He was president of the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association and was also a consultant in Philosophy to the Encyclopedia Britannica. From 1978-1979, Dr. Schilpp served as co-chairman of the Centennial Commemoration Festival to honor the 100th birthday of Albert Einstein. Dr. Schilpp received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for this project which brought three Nobel Laureates, various distinguished scholars and the St. Louis Symphony to Carbondale.

From the description of Paul Arthur Schilpp papers, 1916-1996 (bulk 1930-1990) (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 705606452


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