John Herman Randall, Jr., 1899-1980, 1899-1980

philosophy student that joined Adler’s Ethical Culture Society; faculty member at Columbia; signed humanist manifesto; also influenced by Dewey; specialized in Medieval world; thought Aristotelianism and scholasticism paved the way for modernity; wrote Religion in the Modern World with his father; “gave credibility to pre-modern religion, even as [they] denied that religion had any factual or scientific authority.”; “Dewey and Randall exemplify the kind of naturalistic humanism that flourished at Columbia in the first half of the century.”; chairman of the Conference on the Scientific Spirit and Democratic Faith; attacked great books curriculum; resigned as conference chairman after he disagreed with Sidney Hook; influenced Kurtz