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Marvin Farber

Marvin  Farber Born: 1901
Death: 1980

An internationally known philosopher, Marvin Farber (1901-1980), served as professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1927-1961 and 1964-1974. In 1974, he was awarded professor emeritus status. Earning a Ph.D. in 1925 from Harvard, he also attended German universities in Berlin, Heidelberg, and Freiburg, where he would study under such notables as Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Heinrich Rickert, and Ernst Zermelo. Later, Farber would find himself teaching such future scholars as Wilfred Sellars and Richard Hofstadter.

Farber also served as a member of many philosophical societies, including president of the International Phenomenological Society, president of the eastern division of the American Philosophical Association, executive committee member of the Symbolic Logic Association, and member of the Paris Institute de Philosophe and the Charles S. Peirce Society. Authoring numerous books and articles on philosophy, Farber founded the journal, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, which he edited for forty years.


Affiliation(s): Philosophy
Record Group(s): 22
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