- Category : 1908-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (42,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 4
American philosopher and ethicist whose eight books range from Ethical Judgment: The Use of Science in Ethics (1955) to Ethical Theory and Social Change (2001).
He grew up in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Edel attended McGill University, Oxford University and Columbia University. He taught at City College of New York for more than 40 years, and then held a research appointment at the University of Pennsylvania until his death. He was the recipient of numerous academic honours.
He was the younger brother of the North American literary critic and biographer Leon Edel, and the uncle of the composer Joel Mandelbaum. He was married three times; his first two wives were fellow academics and co-authors. He died on 22 June 2007, aged 98.