Silber, John (Robert)
SILBER, John (Robert)
SILBER, John (Robert). American, b. 1926. Genres: Education, Law, Philosophy. Career: Yale University, New Haven, CT, Instructor in Philosophy, 1952-55; University of Texas, Austin, Assistant Professor, 1955- 59, Associate Professor, 1959-62, Professor of Philosophy, 1962-70, Chairman, 1962-67, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1967-70; Boston University, University Professor, and Professor of Philosophy and Law, President, 1971-96, Chancellor, 1996-. University of Bonn, Visiting Professor, 1960; Kings College, London, Fellow, 1963-64. Works in Continental Philosophy series, Ed., 1967-; Kant-Studien, Associate Ed., 1968. Publications: The Ethical Significance of Kant's Religion, 1960; (ed.) Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone, by Immanuel Kant, 1960; Being and Doing: A Study of Status Responsibility and Voluntary Responsibility, 1967; Soul Politics and Political Morality, 1968; The Thicket of Law and the Marsh of Conscience, 1974; Democracy: Its Counterfeits and Its Promises, 1976; Straight Shooting: What's Wrong with America and How to Fix It (education), 1989; Ist Amerika zu retten?, 1992; From Thebes to Auschwitz: Moral Responsibility in Sophocles and Wiesel, 1998; Procedure or Dogma: The Core of Liberalism, 1999. Address: Office of the Chancellor, Boston University, 1 Sherborn St, Boston, MA 02215, U.S.A.