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Matravers, Derek (2013). Wollheim. In: Gaut, Berys and McIver Lopes, Dominic eds. The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics (3rd ed). Routledge Philosophy Companions. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 200–209.

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Richard Wollheim was born in 1923 in London. His father was Eric Wollheim who was at the time the London manager for Diaghilev. His mother had been a Gaiety girl; she left the stage when she married. Wollheim was educated at Westminster School and then, after active service in the Second World War, he went to Oxford to complete degrees in history and PPE (politics, philosophy and economics). Despite relatively little study of the subject he was recruited by A. J. Ayer for the Philosophy Department at University College London. He remained there for thirty-three years, becoming Grote Professor in 1963. In 1983 he moved to America where he taught at various universities before returning to England shortly before his death in 2003.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 Berys Gaut and Dominic McIver Lopes, editoral and selection matter, individual chapters, the contributors
ISBN: 0-415-78286-4, 978-0-415-78286-9
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 43608
Depositing User: Derek Matravers
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 10:29
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:47
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