Brand Blanshard

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Birthday
27, 1892
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 19, 1987 (95)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1892
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 19, 1987 (95)

About

Influential philosopher who sought to defend reason in an age when it was often under attack.

Before Fame

He cut short his studies at Oxford to join the British Army YMCA in World War I, spending his time in Southeast Asia before returning home to the U.S.

Trivia

He argued there was an absolute universe that didn't change depending on how one looked at it, a stark contrast to the philosophies of empiricism.

Family Life

He was born in Fredericksburg, Ohio. His father Francis was a Congregational minister and his fraternal twin Paul Beecher Blanshard was a noted freethinker.

Associated With

He studied at the University of Oxford at the same time as T.S. Eliot and met the future great poet once or twice.