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News Release (February 24, 1964)


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News Release (February 24, 1964)
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NEW COllEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION Pea RELEASE: Monday, February 24, 1964 Sarasota---Or. Douglas Charles Berggren of Yale University today was Professor of Philosophy at New College here. Thirty-three year old Dr. Berggren has amassed an impressive array of highest academic honors. He was a magna cum laude graduate of carleton College as well as a Phi Beta Kappa and an honors student in philosophy. As a Fulbright Scholar, he attended Oxford and earned two degrees. to the United States, he won a Danforth Fellowship and a Yale Junior Sterling Scholarship at Yale and earned two more degrees his doctorate. Except for two years teaching at Carleton, Dr. Berggren has b8en at Yale and is now Assistant Professor and Director of Under-Studies in the Department of Philosophy. New college is a private, co-educational college of the liberal arts and sciences opening for its first classes in the fall. ###


NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FlORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: Monday, February 24, 1964 Sarasota---A young philosopher who has amassed an impressive array of highest academic honors was named today Professor of Philosophy of New College. Thirty-three year old Dr. Douglas Charles Berggren was named to the post by Provost and Dean of the College, Dr. John W. Gustad. Now an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy at Yale, Dr. Berggren was a magna cum laude graduate of Carleton College as well as Phi Beta Kappa and an honors student in philosophy. As a Fulbright Scholar, he attended Jesus College at Oxford University reading in philosophy, politics and economics and an additional bachelor's degree and master's degree. Returning to the United States, he won a Danforth Fellowship and a Yale Junior Sterling Scholarship at Yale and added another masters degree plus his doctorate. For two years, Dr. Berggren taught at Carleton before moving to Yale, where he has been since 1959 except with a year on leave with a Morse Fellowship.


RELEASE: Monday, February 24, 1964 2 -Dr. Gustad said that Dr. Berggren characterizes the youth and the scholarship which will be emphasized in the initial faculty. "Dr. berggren will have a key role in the preparation of our young men and women for our special preparation in the examination of meanings and the modes of analysis. He has taught undergraduates in ethics, histo:: y of philosophy, logic and theories of meaning," said the dean. In addition, he is now writing a book on the theories of meaning which has been contracted for by a major publisher. He also has two othc=s planned and tentatively promised to publishers, noted the dean. Dr. Berggren is a member of the Branford Fellowship of Yale, the Society for Religion in Higher Education, the American Philosophical Association, the Metaphysical Society of America and the American Society for Aesthetics. Dean Gustad said that Dr. Berggren's articles reveal the divergence of interests which New College seeks in its faculty. The Professor of Philosophy has written articles in various journals on science and poetry, on the moral life and also one entitled "The Use and .Abuse of Metaphor." Dr. Berggren also has taught at Yale on the graduate level and presented numerous papers before learned societies. ###

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