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Name  George Boas

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Died  March 17, 1980, Towson, Maryland, United States
Education  University of California, Berkeley (1917), Brown University, Columbia University
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  The cult of childhood, A primer for critics, Some assumptions of Aristotle, The heaven of invention, French Philosophies Of The R

George Boas (; 28 August 1891 – 17 March 1980) was a Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He received his education at Brown University, obtaining both a BA and MA in Philosophy there, after which he studied shortly at Columbia, and finally at UC Berkeley, where he earned his PhD in 1917.

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In 1921, Boas was hired at Johns Hopkins by Professor A.O. Lovejoy as an historian of philosophy. Boas' tenure at Hopkins was interrupted by the Second World War, in which he served as a Commander in the Naval Reserve. One of his undergraduate students was Alger Hiss, with whom he kept in contact. He retired from the school in 1956, continuing his scholarly career with a fellowship at the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University and as visiting Andrew W. Mellon chair at the University of Pittsburgh.


Major works

  • The Major Traditions of European Philosophy (1929)
  • A Primer for Critics (1937)
  • The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo, translation of the original work (1950)
  • Dominant Themes in Modern Philosophy (1957)
  • The Inquiring Mind (1959)
  • Rationalism in Greek Philosophy (1961)
  • The Limits of Reason Harper & Brothers (1961)
  • The Heaven of Invention (1962)
  • The cult of childhood.London, Warburg Institute (1966)
  • Vox Populi (1969)
  • The History of Ideas: An Introduction (1969)
  • Wingless Pegasus A Handbook for Critics (1950)
  • What is a Picture, with Harold Wrenn (1964)
  • References

    George Boas Wikipedia

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