Roderick Firth, a Guggenheim Fellow, has been appointed associate professor of Philosophy, effective July 1, 1953, Provost Paul H. Buck announced yesterday.
A former assistant professor of Philosophy at Swarthmore College, Fifth is known among philosophers for his work on the theory of knowledge and on ethics. In 1938 he graduate from Harvard College with high honors. He received the lege with high honors. He received A. M. degree in 1940 and the Ph.D. in 1943 from Harvard.
Fifth is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Philosophical Association.