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In Memoriam: Dorion Cairns (1901-1973)

In Memoriam: Dorion Cairns (1901-1973) In Memoriam: Dorion Cairns (1901-1973) Dorion Cairns died on January 4, 1973 in a hospital in New York City after having undergone major heart surgery. He is survived by his wife Fredierica Evans Cairns, his son Dorion Carroll, his sister Mary Cairns Miller, his brother Stewart S. Cairns, and four nephews. Born July 4, 1901 in Hopkinton (New Hampshire), he was educated at Harvard, where he acquired the B.A. in 1923 and the Ph.D. in 1933. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and twice granted the Sheldon Traveling Fellowship. Thus he was enabled to go to Freiburg (Germany) and study with Husserl in 1924-1925 and again in 1931-1932. A close personal as well as intellectual connection developed between the two men, which lasted until Husserl's death (1938) who has repeatedly expressed the very high esteem in which he held Dorion Cairns. His professional career brought Cairns to the Department of Philos- ophy and Psychology at Rockford College where he taught as Assistant Professor from 1938-1940, as Associate Professor from 1940-1948 (inter- rupted from 1943-1946 by military service in the U.S. Army Air Force and as Professor from 1948-1952. During the following academic year he was Visiting Professor http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

In Memoriam: Dorion Cairns (1901-1973)

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Brill
Copyright
© 1973 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0085-5553
eISSN
1569-1640
DOI
10.1163/156916473X00017
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In Memoriam: Dorion Cairns (1901-1973) Dorion Cairns died on January 4, 1973 in a hospital in New York City after having undergone major heart surgery. He is survived by his wife Fredierica Evans Cairns, his son Dorion Carroll, his sister Mary Cairns Miller, his brother Stewart S. Cairns, and four nephews. Born July 4, 1901 in Hopkinton (New Hampshire), he was educated at Harvard, where he acquired the B.A. in 1923 and the Ph.D. in 1933. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and twice granted the Sheldon Traveling Fellowship. Thus he was enabled to go to Freiburg (Germany) and study with Husserl in 1924-1925 and again in 1931-1932. A close personal as well as intellectual connection developed between the two men, which lasted until Husserl's death (1938) who has repeatedly expressed the very high esteem in which he held Dorion Cairns. His professional career brought Cairns to the Department of Philos- ophy and Psychology at Rockford College where he taught as Assistant Professor from 1938-1940, as Associate Professor from 1940-1948 (inter- rupted from 1943-1946 by military service in the U.S. Army Air Force and as Professor from 1948-1952. During the following academic year he was Visiting Professor

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1973

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