Wild, John Daniel

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Wild, John Daniel


Born Apr. 10, 1902, in Chicago; died Oct. 23,1972. American idealist philosopher.

Wild was a professor at Harvard University from 1946 to 1961 and at Yale University from 1963 to 1969. In 1947 he helped found the Association of Realistic Philosophy, which aimed at bringing about a renewal of scholasticism. Wild developed his original philosophical conception within the framework of neo-realism and critical realism. In the 1950’s, influenced by phenomenology and existentialism, he turned to ontology and sought to reconcile realism with existentialism.


Introduction to Realistic Philosophy. New York, 1948.
The Return to Reason. Chicago, 1953.
The Challenge of Existentialism. Bloomington, Ind., 1955.
Existence and the World of Freedom. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. [1963].


Bogomolov, A. S. Burzhuaznaia filosofiia SShA XX veka. Moscow, 1974.
Reck, A. The New American Philosophers. New York, 1970.
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