Reuben Abel is writer and editor of the Humanistic Pragmatist. Abel authored Man is the Measure. Here he discusses many different angles of philosophy on many different, but connected topics.

Aside from writing, he was a professor emeritus of philosophy at the New School for Social Research. The school is located in Manhattan. He passed away at the age of 85. His obituary can be found here:Abel Obituary


  • The continuum in which we live is not the kind of place in which middles can be unambiguously excluded.
    • Pragmatism and the Outlook of Modern Science (1966)
  • Philosophies, like old soldiers, do not die, they merely fade away.
    • Pragmatism and the Outlook of Modern Science (1966)

If the claims of a philosopher contradicts those of a scientist, one or the other is confused or mistaken; but only prejudice will decide in advance. “Man is the Measure” 1976