Howard Kahane
  • Howard Kahane

  • Date of birth: April 19, 1928
  • Died: May 02, 2001
  • Description: Howard Kahane (19 April 1928 – 2 May 2001) was a professor of philosophy at Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City. He was noted for promoting a popular, and non-mathematical, approach to logic, now known as informal logic. His best known publication in that area is his textbook Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life. Another textbook of his that saw posthumous publication is Logic and Philosophy: A Modern Introduction.

    Kahane graduated with a BA (1954) and master's degree (1958) from the University of California at Los Angeles, and received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. Before Baruch College, Kahane taught at Whitman College, the University of Kansas, American University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore.