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Classroom Profile

Charles Leslie Stevenson
The Michigan Alumnus 275

 joined the faculty early in 1946, is an
 Associate Professor of philosophy, and
 came to the University from the Yale
 University faculty.

He was born at
 Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1908, and received 
his early education there before earn
ing a B.A. degree at Yale in 1930. He
 was married that year to Miss Louise
 Destler, and they spent the following 
three years in England where Mr.
 Stevenson studied at Cambridge University, receiving a B.A. degree in
 1933. From there he continued his
 studies at Harvard University and 
earned a Ph.D. degree in 1935.

 for four years Mr. Stevenson taught at 
Harvard before joining the faculty at
 Yale. At the latter institution he 
taught Navy men mathematics during 
the war years, in addition to his regu
lar teaching duties in philosophy.

 Stevenson is the author of "Ethics and 
Language," published in 1944, and he 
is currently working on a book on aes
thetics. During the academic year of
 1945-46 he was awarded a Guggen
heim fellowship and was on leave from

As to hobbies, Professor Stev
enson spends a great deal of his leisure
 time at the piano and has recently 
been learning to play the cello. He 
and Mrs. Stevenson have three daugh
ters—Anne, fourteen; Diana, eleven; 
and Laura, one year.