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Edel, Abraham (1908-2007) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Edel, Abraham (1908-2007)

Historical Note:

Abraham Edel (6 December 1908 - 22 June 2007) was a North American philosopher and ethicist. He was the younger brother of North American literary critic and biographer Leon Edel, the uncle of composer Joel Mandelbaum. He was married three times; the first two were fellow academics and co-authors.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Edel attended McGill University, Oxford University, and Columbia University. He taught at City College for more than 40 years, and then retired to become a research professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the recipient of numerous academic honors.

Edel died on June 22, 2007 in New York City.



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