William Payne Alston was an American philosopher. He made influential contributions to the philosophy of language, epistemology, and Christian philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and taught at the University of Michigan, Rutgers University, University of Illinois, and Syracuse University.
|Born:||Nov 29, 1921, Shreveport, Louisiana|
|Died:||13, 2009, Jamesville, New York|
|Alma mater:||University of Chicago|
About William Alston
Analytic philosopher most remembered for his work on topics like the philosophy of language and Christianity.
He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and had a successful teaching career at Syracuse University, Rutgers University, and the University of Michigan.
He was the President of the American Philosophical Association in 1979.
He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and died at his home in Jamesville, New York.
He founded the journal Faith and Philosophy and the Society of Christian Philosophers with Robert Adams, Alvin Plantinga, and Nicholas Wolterstorff.
Information related to William Alston
- American philosophy – American philosophy is the activity, corpus, and tradition of philosophers affiliated with the United States.
- American metaphysics writers
- Epistemology of religion
- Anglican philosophers
- Writers from Shreveport, Louisiana
- Syracuse University faculty
- Philosophers of religion
- Philosophers of language
- Analytic philosophers
- University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign faculty
- Rutgers University faculty
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