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Morton (Weisberger) White

Morton White

Professor White was a philosopher and historian of ideas, most identified with the innovative theory of “holistic pragmatism” which could be applied to all disciplines that seek truth.  He is best known to generations of history and philosophy undergrads as the editor of two standard classroom texts: “The Age of Analysis” (1955) and “The Intellectual Versus the City: From Thomas Jefferson to Frank Lloyd Wright” (1962).  Born Morton Gabriel Weisberger in 1917, he graduated from Seward at age 15!  Prof. White passed away in 2016 at the age of 99.