Oral History Interview with William Kennick; Sponsored by the Friends of the Amherst College Library

Interviewed by Alexander George on Feb. 21, 2003

William Kennick, former professor of Philosophy at Amherst College, was interviewed by Alexander George, also a professor of Philosophy at the college.

William E. Kennick


William E. Kennick, the college's G. Henry Whitcomb Professor of Philosophy, emeritus, retired from the faculty in 1993 after 37 years of teaching at Amherst. He taught the standard courses in the history of philosophy, as well as aesthetics, metaphysics, and a seminar on Wittgenstein. In 2005, a reading room in the Philosophy Department was named in his honor.

Alexander George, professor of philosophy, came to Amherst College in 1988. He teaches classes in logic and philosophy of science, as well as philosophy of language and mathematics. In 2006, working with the library, he was a leader in establishing the Amherst Lecture in Philosophy which brings a distinguished philosopher to campus and publishes the lecture and related materials on the internet.

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