Allan Bloom

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Birthday
14, 1930
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Oct 7, 1992 (62)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1930
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Oct 7, 1992 (62)

About

Best remembered for his exploration of Continental Philosophy and Platonism.

Before Fame

He read an article about the University of Chicago in Reader's Digest when he was 13, and he decided that's where he wanted to study. A couple of years later, he was admitted into a program for gifted students at the University.

Trivia

He wrote his last book Love and Friendship while paralyzed in a hospital. He would dictate his words and a close associate would pen them down.

Family Life

His parents were both Jewish social workers. He died of AIDS in 1992.

Associated With

He and footballer Jay Berwanger both attended the University of Chicago.