F. S. C. Northrop

Fellow: Awarded 1932

Field of Study: Philosophy

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-27-1893

Died: 07-21-1992

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:

NORTHROP, FILMER S. C.:  Appointed for a determination of the nature and status of mathematical and logical form; consultation with European scholars; tenure, twelve months from June 15, 1932.

Born November 27, 1893, at Janesville, Wisconsin. Education:  Beloit College, B.A., 1915; Yale University, M.A., 1919 (Sterling Fellow, 1927); Harvard University, Ph.D., 1924 (Travelling Fellow, 1923–24); University of Freiburg, 1922; Trinity College, Cambridge, 1922–23; Imperial College of Sciences and Technology, London, 1922–23.

Instructor of Philosophy, 1923–26, Assistant Professor, 1926–29, Associate Professor, 1929–32, Professor, 1932—, Yale University; University of Iowa Summer School, 1927; University of Michigan Summer School, 1931; Visiting Professor, 1931–32, University of Virginia.

Publications:  Science and First Principles, 1931. Articles in Monist, Journal of Philosophy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Philosophy, Saturday Review of Literature, The Philosophical Review, The Aryan Path.