Larsen, Robert E. (1923-2006)
Philosophy (1957-1969); Humanities (1969-1989)
Year Retired from SJSU
University of Minnesota, 1957 Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1952 MA
Luther College, Decorah, IA, 1944 AB
San Jose State University, 1969-1989
Calif. State College, Hayward, CA, 1965-1969
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, 1963-1965
San Jose State College, 1957-1963
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 1953-1956
Waldorf Jr. College, Forest City, IA, 1946-1948
Administrative and Professional Experience
"Morris Cohen's Principle of Polarity," Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. XX, No. 4 (1959), pp. 537‑545.
Ten article‑reviews in Masterpieces of World Philosophy, ed. F. N. Magill (New York: Salem Press, Inc. 1961). Articles on Plato's Protagoras; Meno; and Theaetetus; Aristotle's Organon; Fichte's Vocation of Man; Kierkegaard's Philosophical Fragments; Joachim's The Nature of Truth; Gilson's The Spirit of Mediaeval Philosophy; Carnap's Philosophy and Logical Syntax; and Dewey's Logic, the Theory of Inquiry.
"Education and Ethics," Saturday Review, April 15, 1961, pp. 65‑67.
"Kierkegaard's Absolute Paradox," Journal of Religion, Vol. XLII, No. 1 (1962), pp. 34‑43.
"Nature and Personal Reality," Pacific Philosophy Forum, Vol. 1, No. 3 (1963), pp. 463.
"The Aristotelianism of Bacon's Novum Organum," Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. XXIII, No. 4 (1962), pp. 435‑540.
"The Problem of Evil and the Language of Religion," San Jose Studies, Vol. IX, No. 3 (Fall, 1983), pp. 80‑89.
Logic Workbook (Berkeley: California Book Co., Ltd., 1960, 82 pp.
The Great Philosophers (San Jose: The Lansford Publishing Co., Inc. 1975). Six hourlong cassette tapes; lectures on Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Hume, and Kant.
The Principles of Philosophy (San Jose: The Lansford Publishing Co., Inc., 1976). Six hour‑long cassette tapes dealing with an Introduction to Philosophy.
Introduction to Logic (San Jose: The Lansford Publishing Co., Inc., 1976). Six hourlong cassette tapes on Introductory Formal Logic.
Informal Logic and Inductive Reasoning (San Jose: The Lansford Publishing Co., Inc., 1977). Six hour‑long cassette tapes. Lectures on informal logic.