Sidney Hook

Fellow: Awarded 1928

Field of Study: Philosophy

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: Philosophy

Fellow: Awarded 1953

Field of Study: Philosophy

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-20-1902

Died: 07-12-1989

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Hook, Sidney: Appointed to make a study from a new point of view of the Post Hegelian philosophy in Germany (1831–1850); an interpretation of the break-up of the Hegelian school in terms of the political, social and cultural movements current during the time; and prepare a philosophic history of the period from Hegel to Marx, with emphasis on the social and political forces which controlled the evolution of ideas; research and consultation with scholars in Germany; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1928.

Born December 20, 1902, in New York City. Education: College of the City of New York, B.S., 1923; Columbia University, M.A., 1926, Ph.D., 1927. University Scholarship in Philosophy, 1925–26, University Fellowship in Philosophy, 1926–1927.

Research Assistant, Summer Session, 1926, Instructor in Philosophy, Summer Session, 1927, Columbia University; Instructor in Logic and Philosophy, New York University, 1927—.

Publications: “The Metaphysics of Pragmatism,” 1927; articles in The Journal of Philosophy, The Monist, Open Court, Archiv für Philosophie, The International Journal of Ethics.