Susanne Langer

American philosopher

1895   -   1985

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Radcliffe College, Harvard University
occupation: philosopher, university teacher, writer
award received: Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, AAAS Fellow

Susanne Katherina Langer (; née Knauth; December 20, 1895 – July 17, 1985) was an American philosopher, writer, and educator and was well known for her theories on the influences of art on the mind. She was one of the first women in American history to achieve an academic career in philosophy and the first woman to be popularly and professionally recognized as an American philosopher. Langer is best known for her 1942 book Philosophy in a New Key which was followed by a sequel Feeling and Form: A Theory of Art in 1953. In 1960, Langer was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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