Edel, Abraham

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Edel, Abraham Gender: M
born on 6 December 1908 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 40n26, 80w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°13' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°34 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 02°49'


American philosopher and ethicist whose eight books range from Ethical Judgment: The Use of Science in Ethics (1955) to Ethical Theory and Social Change (2001).

He grew up in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Edel attended McGill University, Oxford University and Columbia University. He taught at City College of New York for more than 40 years, and then held a research appointment at the University of Pennsylvania until his death. He was the recipient of numerous academic honours.

He was the younger brother of the North American literary critic and biographer Leon Edel, and the uncle of the composer Joel Mandelbaum. He was married three times; his first two wives were fellow academics and co-authors. He died on 22 June 2007, aged 98.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Edel, Leon (born 9 September 1907)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 98)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher (Ethics)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Ethics)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction