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...William S. Weedon was born on 5 July 1908 in Houghton, Michigan. He received a BS in 1929 and an MS in 1931 (writing a thesis on “The Place of Hypothesis in the Physics of René Descartes” ) from the University of Virginia. Deciding...
...Smith, Wilfred Cantwell Wilfred Cantwell Smith was born on 16 August 1916 in Toronto, Canada, and died there on 7 February 2000. Smith’s parents were Victor Arnold Smith and Sarah Cory Cantwell; their other son, Arnold Cantwell Smith...
...Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro Teitaro Suzuki was born on 18 October 1870 in Kanazawa, Japan, and died on 12 July 1966 in Tokyo. His family, although physicians and of the samurai class, was poor due to the early deaths of his father, grandfather,...
...F. S. C. Northrop was born on 27 November 1893 in Janesville, Wisconsin. After receiving a BA from Beloit College in 1915 and an MA from Yale University in 1919, he went to Harvard University, where he earned another MA in 1922 and a PhD...
...Wienpahl, Paul De Velin Paul D. Wienpahl was born on 6 March 1916 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received his BA magna cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also received his MA...
...Inada, Kenneth Kameo Kenneth Inada was born on 7 May 1923 in Honolulu, Hawaii. After serving in the US Army as a Sergeant of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, Inada returned to Honolulu to begin his study of philosophy....
...Watts, Alan Wilson Alan Watts was born on 6 January 1915 in Chislehurst, Kent, England. He attended the prestigious King’s School in Canterbury. Instead of going to a university, during much of the 1930s he pursued a life of intense...
...Smith, Huston Cummings Huston Smith was born on 31 May 1919 in Soochow, China, the son of devout Methodist missionaries. As a boy, he was bilingual in Chinese and English. At age seventeen, Smith came to the United States to study...
...Jitendra Mohanty was born on 26 September 1928 in Cuttack, Orissa, India. Mohanty received his BA in 1947 and MA in 1949 from Calcutta University, and his PhD in philosophy from the University of Göttingen in Germany in 1954. In his...
...Merton, Thomas Thomas Merton was born on 31 January 1915 in Prades, France, the son of New Zealander Owen Merton and American Ruth Jenkins Merton. In 1916 the family moved to Douglaston, New York where they lived until Ruth’s death in 1921....