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Philosopher's Holiday

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PHILOSOPHER'S HOLIDAY—Irwin Edman—Viking

Irwin Edman was 21 when he began teaching philosophy at Columbia University. On the campus one day shortly afterwards he met his old professor, Felix Adler. "What are you doing now?" inquired the professor. "Teaching," said Edman. "Teaching what?" "Philosophy," said Edman. The old man patted the open-faced, blond youth on the back.
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Paperback, 270 pages
Published January 1st 1956 by Penguin Books (first published 1938)
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Kevin McClain
Mar 07, 2011 Kevin McClain rated it really liked it
This book was cited by Kurt Stemhagen, President of the Southern Atlantic Philosophy of Education during the Keynote of the 2010 conference. He spoke of "coteries" of the mind, and it peaked by interest and so I got it and have been slowly working my way through it. Edman has a very readable style, (reminds me of Aldous Huxley) and it is obvious he is enjoying himself.
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Aug 20, 2014 Melika rated it liked it
I liked Edman's writing by means of great bias. Whether it was his days at Columbia, living in New York, traveling abroad, or teaching in the middle east, I found that I could relate to many aspects of his stories. This helped to ground it all, so that I could really believe what he was saying, imagining it fairly vividly. He often eloquently drops some samplings of his own philosophy here and there and I loved the little tastes of insight. The language was easy to absorb and the book read very ...more
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