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John Hospers

Born: 9-Jun-1918
Birthplace: Pella, IA
Died: 12-Jun-2011
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First Libertarian presidential candidate

Received one electoral vote in 1972.


[1] Jesse Walker, "John Hospers, RIP", Reason, 13 June 2011.

    University: BA, Central College, Pella, IA (1939)
    University: MA Literature, University of Iowa (1941)
    University: PhD Philosophy, Columbia University (1944)
    Professor: Brooklyn College
    Professor: California State University at Los Angeles
    Professor: Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California

    Advocates for Self-Government Board of Advisors
    Objectivists
    Dutch Ancestry

Author of books:
Meaning and Truth in the Arts (1946)
Readings in Ethical Theory (1952, ed., with Wilfrid Sellars)
An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis (1957)
Readings in Introductory Philosophical Analysis (1968, ed.)
Libertarianism: A Political Philosophy for Tomorrow (1971)
Artistic Expression (1971)
The Literature of Ethics in the Twentieth Century (1980)
Human Conduct: Problems of Ethics (1982)


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