Dedicated to the fundamental and practical problems of the life well-lived.
He worked as a civil engineer before earning his Master's degree in 1962 at Washington University.
He wrote three books, the first of which, Personal Destinies: A Philosophy of Ethical Individualism, was released in 1976. He taught at the University of Delaware for 29 years.
He married Joan Marie Carter.
He and Richard Rorty were contemporaries.