Goldstein, Leon J. 1927-2002

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GOLDSTEIN, Leon J. 1927-2002

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born February 6, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY; died May 24, 2002, in Binghamton, NY. Educator and author. Goldstein was a philosophy professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton. After serving in the U.S. Army, he graduated from Brooklyn College (now of the City University of New York), where he received his bachelor's degree in 1949; he then attended Yale University's graduate school and completed a doctorate there in 1954. During the late 1950s Goldstein taught at several universities, including Brandeis University, the University of Maryland, and City College of the City University of New York. In 1959 he joined the faculty at the State University of New York at Binghamton, first as a lecturer, and, after 1966, as professor of philosophy. He was about to be named Bartle Professor of Philosophy at Binghamton when he passed away. Goldstein was the author of three books: Politics in a Pluralistic Democracy (1963), which he cowrote with Lucy S. Dawidowicz, Historical Knowing (1976), and The What and the Why of History: Philosophical Essays (1996). He was also a former editor of International Studies in Philosophy.



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Inside Binghamton University, (June 20, 2002).