Bahm, Archie J 1976-09-17

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Mr. Bahm discusses his career and ideas as a philosopher and concludes his interview by discussing problems in today’s society.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Archie J. Bahm

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Date: September 17, 1976

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Interviewer: Michael O. Hooks

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Born in Michigan, Education , Taylor University, Albion College, University of Michigan, Royal Oak Daily Tribune (1929), Theism and atheism, R. W. Sellers, C. Lloyd Morgan, John E. Bodine, Texas Tech, Arrival (1934), Philosophy and Sociology Department, Organic freedom, First impressions, Cowboy anecdote, Leading figures, St. John's Methodist Church, Promotions at Texas Tech, William Weber, Courses offered, World War II

Tape 1, Side 2: World War II (continued), "Technological", Texas Tech's Philosophy Department, University of Denver (1946), University of New Mexico (1948), Growth of Philosophy Department, Asian Philosophy, Ethics, Demoralization, Publications, Daniel Bell, Progressive demoralization, Existentialism, Multidisciplinary university

Tape 2, Side 1: Interest in interdisciplinary work, Existentialism replacing ethics, Asian conceptions on philosophy, "Quantum Leap", Lack of techniques for interdisciplinary discourse, Need for comprehensive consumption, Society of Lost Confidence, American Philosophical Association, International Federation of Philosophical Society, Individualism carried to extreme, Intellectual leaders

Tape 2, Side 2: "Quantum Leap" suggestions, New philosophy needed, Organic growth--the whole and its parts, Levels of Life, Transactions and interexistence, Notion of substance, Interest increased, Unity and plurality needed, Population problems, Negative vs. positive stressed, Philosophy defined, Theories of truth

Range Dates: 1929-1948

Bulk Dates: 1929-1948

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