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Name: Sherover, Charles M. (1922-2005)

Historical Note:

Born in 1922 in New York, Charles Milton Sherover graduated from Oberlin College, served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, then did graduate studies at Northwestern University. He received his doctorate from New York University in philosophy.

He joined the faculty at Hunter College, University of New York, in 1963, where he became a full professor, served as Department Chair of the Philosophy Department, College Ombudsman and Chair of the Senate and Professor Emeritus in 1990. He also was a visiting professor at Emery University.

Dr. Sherover was instrumental in organizing the New York Young Republicans and served as President from 1950 to 1952. His father, Maxmillian (Max) Sherover, founded the Linguaphone Corporation of America. After his father's death, Charles assumed the Presidency of the Corporation and was responsible for introducing the first audio tape learning system for the Latin language. He founded the Educational Resources Corporation in 1965.

He was the author of numerous books, including Heidegger, Kant and Time (1971), The Human Experience of Time (1975), Time, Freedom and the Common Good (1989), From Kant and Royce to Heidegger (2003), and Are We IN Time, and Other Essays on Time and Temporality (2003).

He edited The Development of the Democratic Idea, and translated and edited Rousseau's Of the Social Contract and On Political Economy. He was a member of the American Philosphical Society, The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, The Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy, The International Society for the Study of Time, and numerous other scholarly organizations.

Sources: New York Times obituary, October 30, 2005
Note Author: David Bond

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