Black, Max, 1909-1988

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Philosopher, Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.

Max Black received two doctoral degrees from the University of London. He taught at the University of London from 1936 to 1940 and at the University of Illinois from 1940 to 1946. He joined the faculty at Cornell in 1946, becoming the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy in 1954. In 1965, Black became the first director of Cornell's Society for the Humanities, a position he held until 1971. Since 1971, he was a member of the Cornell program on Science, Technology and Society and academic head of its Unit on Humanities, Science and Technology. His first publication was a discussion of Jeremy Bentham's theory of definition. He has written numerous works on philosophical subjects, including books on mathematics, Wittgenstein, and the nature of the university.

From the description of Max Black papers, [ca. 1927]-1988. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63934939

Philosopher, Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.

Max Black received two doctoral degrees from the University of London. He taught at the University of London from 1936 to 1940 and at the University of Illinois from 1940 to 1946. He joined the faculty at Cornell in 1946, becoming the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy in 1954. In 1965, Black became the first director of Cornell's Society for the Humanities, a position he held until 1971. Since 1971, he was a member of the Cornell program on Science, Technology and Society and academic head of its Unit on Humanities, Science and Technology. His first publication was a discussion of Jeremy Bentham's theory of definition. He has written numerous works on philosophical subjects, including books on mathematics, Wittgenstein, and the nature of the university.

From the guide to the Max Black papers, [ca. 1927]-1988., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

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referencedIn Stanislaw M. Ulam Papers, 1916-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library
creatorOf Black, Max, 1909-1988. Max Black papers, [ca. 1927]-1988. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Dale R. Corson papers, 1963-1977. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn James Perkins papers, 1963-1969. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Corson, Dale R. Dale R. Corson papers, 1963-1977. Cornell University Library
referencedIn William Empson papers, 1811-1996 (inclusive), 1911-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Saltzman, Winifred. Winifred Saltzman papers, 1932-2006. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Max Black papers, [ca. 1927]-1988. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Perkins, James Alfred, 1911-1998. James Perkins papers, 1963-1969. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Bergmann, Gustav, 1906-1987. Papers of Gustav Bergmann, 1923-1991. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Cornell University. Letters, 1927-1981, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Bergmann, Gustav, 1906-1987. person
associatedWith Cornell University corporateBody
associatedWith Corson, Dale R. person
correspondedWith Empson, William, 1906-1984 person
associatedWith James Alfred, Perkins 1911- person
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
associatedWith Perkins, James Alfred, 1911-1998. person
associatedWith Saltzman, Winifred. person
associatedWith Ulam, Stanislaw M. (Stanislaw Marcin), 1909-1985 person
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Birth 1909-02-24

Death 1988-08-27

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