The Problem of the Criterion

The Problem of the Criterion

The Problem of the Criterion

The Problem of the Criterion

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The Wisconsin-Alpha-Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the National Honor Society for Philosophy at Marquette University, each year invites a scholar to deliver a lecture in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas, whose feastday was formerly March 7. The lectures are customarily given on a Sunday in March. The 1973 Aquinas Lecture The Problem of the Criterion was delivered on March 11 in Todd Wehr Chemistry by Professor Roderick Milton Chisholm, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Brown University.

Professor Roderick M. Chisholm was born in North Attleboro, Mass. in 1916. He earned his A.B. at Brown University in 1938, his M.A. in 1940 and his Ph.D. in 1942 at Harvard University. In 1972 he received an honorary degree from the University of Gratz in Austria.

Professor Chisholm began his teaching career in 1946 at the Barnes Foundation. The next year he was assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania and in 1947 he returned to Brown University as associate professor. He was chairman of the philosophy department from 1951 to 1954 and became a full professor in 1953. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Princeton, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Calgary, the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, and the University of Massachusetts. Professor Chisholm is a consulting editor . . .

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