Broudy, Harry S(amuel)
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(b Fillipowa, Poland, July 27, 1905; d Urbana, IL, June 24, 1998). American philosopher of aesthetics and education of Polish birth. He earned degrees at Boston University (BA 1929) and Harvard University (MA 1933, PhD 1936), studying with Alfred North Whitehead at the latter institution. He was a supervisor with the Massachusetts Department of Education, and taught at Massachusetts State College (1937–49) and Framingham State Teachers College (1949–57). He was a professor of the philosophy of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1957–74), where he focused on society’s demands on schooling and the aesthetic dimension of learning. He sought to establish that an educational commitment toward imaginative perception through the arts contributes to a society’s wellbeing. A prolific author of numerous books and articles, Broudy was also editor of Educational Forum (1964–72), a member of the editorial committees of the ...