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1Name:  Prof. Eugenio Garin
 Institution:  Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento
 Year Elected:  1972
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  407. Philosophy
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1909
 Death Date:  December 29, 2004
2Name:  Dr. Morton G. White
 Institution:  Institute for Advanced Study
 Year Elected:  1972
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  407. Philosophy
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1917
 Death Date:  May 27, 2016
Morton G. White was Philosophy and Intellectual History Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study's School of Historical Studies. In his philosophy of holistic pragmatism, Dr. White tried to bridge the positivistic gulf between analytic and synthetic truth as well as that between moral and scientific belief. He maintained that philosophy of science is not philosophy enough, thereby encouraging the examination of other aspects of civilized life, especially art, history, law, politics, religion, and their relations with science. His many books include Foundations of Historical Knowledge (1965); Science and Sentiment in America (1972); The Question of Free Will (1993); and A Philosophy of Culture: The Scope of Holistic Pragmatism (2002). His book with the late Lucia Perry White, The Intellectual versus the City: From Thomas Jefferson to Frank Lloyd Wright, was first published in 1962. Dr. White received his Ph.D. from Columbia University (1942) and was honored with Columbia's Woodbridge Prize in Philosophy (1943), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1950-51) and membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Prior to joining the Institute for Advanced Study as a professor in 1970, he was a member of the institute from 1953-54, 1962-63 and 1968 and served as a professor at Harvard University from 1953-70. Morton White died May 27, 2016 at the age of 99 in Skillman, New Jersey.
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