HGSE remembers Professor Israel Scheffler

Harvard Public Affairs & Communications's picture
Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

News from Harvard schools, offices, and affiliates

Retired HGSE Professor Israel Scheffler, a philosopher of education, passed away on Sunday at the age of 90. He began his career at HGSE in 1952, where he worked for 40 years teaching courses and conducting research on the philosophy of education.

“Israel Scheffler leaves behind a lasting legacy in the field of the philosophy of education — his philosophical interpretations of language, symbolism, science, and education remain as resonant and relevant today as when they were written,” said Dean James Ryan.

Scheffler published 17 books in his lifetime, including The Language of Education (1960), Reason and Teaching (1973), In Praise of the Cognitive Emotions…(1991), Worlds of Truth: A Philosophy of Knowledge (2009), and two autobiographical volumes. His works have been translated into seven different languages, and in recent years, Routledge has reprinted six of his books as part of their Routledge Revival series, with a seventh slated to be re-released next month.

News Source : HGSE remembers Professor Israel Scheffler

Copy this html code to your website/blog to embed this press release.


Post new comment

1 + 1 =

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.