Yale University
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1956
Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Social and Political Philosophy

Born in Germany, of Jewish parents, he fled to Holland after the ascent of the Nazis. At the end of WW II he managed to move to Chicago where he attended the University of Chicago. He left with an MA in Philosophy for Yale. Upon earning his PhD he moved to Brown University where he was in charge of philosophical traditions despised by his analytic colleagues. He taught Existentialism for many years and added Marxism to his repertoire in the late 1960s. Retired from Brown in 2000 he has since taught at Worcester State University as well as other institutions in the Worcester area. He has published books and articles about Existentialism, Marxi…

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