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William Barrett

AKA William Christopher Barrett

Born: 30-Dec-1913
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 8-Sep-1992
Location of death: Tarrytown, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Irrational Man

Son: Michael Barrett
Daughter: Susan Barrett

    University: City College of New York
    University: PhD Philosophy, Columbia University
    Professor: Philosophy, New York University (1959-79)

    Atlantic Monthly Literary Critic
    Partisan Review Associate Editor

Author of books:
What Is Existentialism? (1947)
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Time of Need: Forms of Imagination in the Twentieth Century (1972)
The Illusion of Technique: A Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization (1979)
The Truants: Adventures Among the Intellectuals (1982, memoir)
Death of the Soul: From Descartes to the Computer (1986)


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