Born in New Jersey, Pepper ( 1891-1972) was educated at Harvard, finishing his Ph.D. in 1916. From 1919-58, he was Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the author of numerous essays and books, principally in the areas of philosophical method, aesthetics, and ethics.
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