A Philosopher’s Story

A Philosopher's Story (Penn State University Press, 1999) by Morton White, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, is a memoir that captures White's interactions with other leading thinkers and experiences at major institutions of higher learning over a period of time of more than fifty years. Reflecting on the intellectual life of late twentieth-century America, White writes about his efforts as an intellectual bridge-builder who has tried to avoid the pitfalls of woolliness and obscurity while uniting his widely spread interests.