- Colleen K. Flewelling
Fite, Warner (05 March 1867–23 June 1955), educator and philosopher, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of George Fite, a fire insurance salesman, and Sallie Gibbs Liddle. Fite attended Haverford College and received his A.B. in 1889. After a year at the Philadelphia Divinity School (Episcopal), he entered the Ph.D. program in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. As part of his studies, he studied abroad at the University of Berlin from 1891 to 1892 and at the University of Munich from 1892 to 1893. After his return to the United States, he received his Ph.D. in 1894. That fall he began his teaching career as an instructor in philosophy at Williams College in Massachusetts. While there, Fite also served as dean of faculty from 1895 to 1897. He then moved to Chicago, where he taught in the psychology department at the University of Chicago from 1897 to 1903. During his tenure there, he wrote ...