Sunday, December 10, 2006

Back to Work!

I've slacked off badly on the maintenance of the family tree of late, but I'm back to work on it now. There are now over 7000 people on the tree. I'm going to get back to putting up a daily orphan to be hunted down, and to responding to additions and corrections on the blog. Thanks to everyone for their ongoing input.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Additions and Corrections II

This thread is a collecting point for any new information for the philosophy family tree, or for any corrections to the tree. If you know any advisors or advisees of people currently on the tree, post here and I'll add them in. If nothing else, if you aren't already on the tree, give me your advisor's name, and I'll add you.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Departmental Timelines

I'm finally getting around to adding the "Departmental Histories" section to the Family Tree page, and I'd like also to include timelines for departments, showing who was teaching at a department at any given time. To the right is my first draft attempt at a timeline for my own department (no doubt full of errors and omissions). If you've got dates for people in your department, post them or send them to me and I'll add a timeline for it as well.

Orphan of the Week: David Bidney

David Bidney received a doctorate from Yale in 1932, and taught at Indiana from 1950 through his retirement in the 1970's.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Orphan of the Week: Maurice Mandelbaum

Maurice Mandelbaum was born in 1908, and his earliest publications are from 1938. I've seen it asserted that he was mentored by Wolfgang Koehler, but I haven't been able to verify that or determine if the mentoring was a genuine dissertation advising. If he was, that would place him in the Christian Weisse family.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Departmental Histories

I'd like to start adding to the philosophical genealogy a collection of departmental histories. Minimally, these will be lists of faculty together with the years they spent at the department; more expansively, they mighbt include some narrative description of the significant points in the history of the department.

If anyone wants to write a history of their own department, I can link to it or host it. Otherwise, if you feel like contributing, just add any relevant information to the comments and I'll start compiling it.