John Daniel Wild

John Daniel Wild

region = Continental Philosophy
era = 20th-century philosophy
color = #B0C4DE

name = John Daniel Wild
birth = April 10 1902
death = October 23 1972
school_tradition = Empiricism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism, Phenomenology
main_interests =
influences = Plato, William James, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty
influenced =
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John Daniel Wild (April 10 1902October 23 1972) was a twentieth century American philosopher. Wild began his philosophical career as an empiricist and realist but became an important figure within the movements of existentialism and phenomenology.

Life and career

Wild was born in Chicago, Illinois. After undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, he received his masters from Harvard University and completed his PhD at University of Chicago in 1926. [Richard Ira Sugarman and Roger B. Duncan, eds. 'General Introduction: John Wild's Philosophical Itinerary' in "The Promise of Phenomenology: Posthumous Papers of John Wild" (Lexington Books, 2006), xvii.]

He taught for a year at the University of Michigan and then at Harvard from 1927 until 1961 when he left to assume the chairmanship of the philosophy department at Northwestern University. Wild moved to Yale in 1963 and, in 1969, to the University of Florida.

He received an honorary doctorate from Ripon College and served as visiting professor at the Universities of Chicago, Hawaii, and Washington. In 1949 he served as president of the Association for Realistic Philosophy. In 1962 Wild, along with William A. Earle, James M. Edie, and others, founded the [ Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy] .

John Wild died in New Haven, Connecticut. [David Carr, Karsten Harries, and John E. Smith, "John Wild 1902-1972," "Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association", vol. 46 (1972-1973), pp. 196-7.]

Major works


* cite book
title=George Berkeley
publisher= Harvard Univ. Press
location =Cambridge
year = 1936
552 pages.:*cite book
title=(Reissued as) George Berkeley: a study of his life and philosophy
publisher=Russell & Russell
location =New York
year = 1962

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title=Plato's Theory of Man: an introduction to the realistic philosophy of culture
publisher=Harvard Univ. Press
location =Cambridge
year = 1946
320 pages.:*cite book
publisher=Octagan Press
location =New York
year = 1964

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title=Introduction to Realistic Philosophy
location =New York
year = 1948
516 pages.:*cite book
publisher=University Press of America
location =Lanham, MD
year = 1984
ISBN 0819138908 (paper).

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title=Plato's Modern Enemies and the Theory of Natural Law
publisher=Univ. of Chicago Press
location =Chicago
year = 1953
259 pages.

* cite book
title=The Challenge of Existentialism
publisher=Indiana Univ. Press
location =Bloomington
year = 1955
297 pages.:*cite book
publisher=Greenwood Press
location =Westport, CT
year = 1979
ISBN 0313211272.

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title=Human freedom and social order: an essay in Christian philosophy
publisher=Duke University Press
location =Durham, NC
year = 1959
250 pages.

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others = with James M. Edie and William Earle
title=Christianity and Existentialism
publisher=Northwestern University Press
location = Evanston, Illinois
year = 1963
186 pages.

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title=Existence and the World of Freedom
location =Englewood Cliffs, NJ
year = 1963
243 pages.

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title=The Radical Empiricism of William James
location =New York
year = 1969
430 pages.:*cite book
publisher=Greenwood Press
location =Westport, CT
year = 1980
ISBN 0313226415.

Books edited

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title=Benedictus de Spinoza: selections, edited by John Wild
publisher=C. Scribner’s sons
location =New York
year = 1930
479 pages.

* cite book
title=Classics of religious devotion, by John Wild and others
location =Boston
year = 1950
117 pages.

* cite book
title=The Return to Reason: Essays in Realistic Philosophy
publisher=Henry Regnery
location =Chicago
year = 1953
373 pages.

econdary References

* cite book
others = James M. Edie, Francis H. Parker, Calvin O. Schrag (eds.)
title=Patterns of the life-world; essays in honor of John Wild
publisher=Northwestern University Press
location = Evanston, Illinois
year = 1970
414 pages.

* cite book
author = William E. Kaufman
title=John Wild: From Realism to Phenomenology
publisher=P. Lang
location =
year = 1996
226 pages. ISBN 0820427969.

* cite book
others = Richard Ira Sugarman and Roger B. Duncan (eds)
title=The Promise of Phenomenology: Posthumous Papers of John Wild
publisher=Lexington Books
location =
year = 2006
289 pages. ISBN 0739113666.


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