Laurence Houlgate

Laurence Houlgate UKNUnknown

Philosopher, emeritus professor

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Laurence HoulgateUKNUnknown Philosopher, emeritus professor
85
Years of Age
CAResidence (state)

Laurence D. Houlgate (born 1938) is an American philosopher, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and former department chair at California Polytechnic State University. He specializes in the history of Western philosophy, social ethics, philosophy of law and political philosophy. Houlgate was one of the first philosophers in the 20th century to theorize about the moral foundations of children's rights and the ethics of family relationships. After his retirement, Professor Houlgate wrote a popular series of eight study guides on the classical philosophers for beginning philosophy students. Houlgate also stood as the Democratic Party candidate for his district in the California State Assembly election of 2000 and California State Assembly election, 2002.

Education5 - 5 of 3
University of California-Los Angeles
PhD
1967
University of California-Los Angeles
MA
1965
California State University-Los Angeles
BA
1960
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Chair
33rd Assembly District Committee
1999
Experience
Experience
Professor
California Poly State University
1979 - 2001
Consultant
Medical Ethics, Hospital Committees
1988 - Current
Associate Professor
George Mason University
1973 - 1979
Associate Professor
Reed College
1972 - 1973
Associate Professor
University of California, 1966-1972.
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Member. Committee on Medical Ethics
French Hospital
1998 - 2002
President
International Association for Philiosophy of the Family
1980 - 2002
Key Person
U.S. Servas
1986 - 2000
Member. Committee on Medical Ethics
Twin C. Tios Hosptial
1991 - 1997
Member. Committee on Medical Ethics
General Hospital
1989 - 1995
Chair
Amnesty International, USA, Local #310
1988 - 1990