Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1879, he graduated from Williams College in 1901, and received the Ph.D. degree from
Harvard in 1905. At Harvard, he prepared his thesis under the direction of Josiah Royce, who inspired his lifelong interest
in the philosophy of science. His teaching career began at Columbia University, and it was from there that he came in 1914
to join the department of philosophy at Stanford, of which he was executive head when illness forced his early retirement
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