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Richard H. Popkin

AKA Richard Henry Popkin

Born: 27-Dec-1923
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 14-Apr-2005
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: Emphysema

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The History of Scepticism

Father: Louis Popkin
Mother: Zelda
Brother: Roy Popkin
Wife: Juliet Greenstone (until his death, one son, two daughters)
Son: Jeremy D. Popkin (historian, b. 19-Dec-1948)
Daughter: Margaret L. Popkin
Daughter: Susan J. Popkin

    University: BA, Columbia University (1943)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1945)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1950)
    Professor: University of California at San Diego (1963-73)
    Professor: Washington University in St. Louis (1973-86)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1996
    Guggenheim Fellowship

Author of books:
Philosophy Made Simple (1956, philosophy)
The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes (1960, philosophy)
Introduction to Philosophy (1961, philosophy)
Philosophy and the Human Spirit: A Brief Introduction (1973, philosophy)
Isaac La Peyrère (1596-1676): His Life, Work, and Influence (1987, biography)
The Third Force in Seventeenth Century Thought (1992, philosophy)
Messianic Revolution: Radical Religious Politics to the End of the Second Millennium (1999, religion)
Skeptical Philosophy for Everyone (2001, philosophy)
Spinoza (2004, philosophy)
Disputing Christianity: The 400-Year-Old Debate Over Rabbi Isaac Ben Abraham of Troki's Classic Arguments (2007, religion)

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