More, Paul Elmer

More, Paul Elmer, 1864–1937, American critic, educator, and philosopher, b. St. Louis. More taught Sanskrit and classical literature and then was a newspaper editor until 1914, after which he wrote and lectured. Associated with Irving Babbitt in the movement called the New Humanism, More became an authority on Greek philosophy. His major works are the Shelburne Essays (11 vol., 1904–21), The Greek Tradition (5 vol., 1921–31), and the New Shelburne Essays (3 vol., 1928–36).

See biography by A. H. Dakin (1960); study by F. X. Duggan (1967).

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