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Wollheim, Richard Arthurlocked

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Wollheim, Richard Arthur (1923–2003), philosopher, was born in London on 5 May 1923, the second son of Eric Wollheim (1879–1948), a theatrical impresario (and London agent for Diaghilev's ballets), and his wife, Constance, née Baker (1891–1983). Although his father was of German Jewish descent, Wollheim was brought up as a Christian, later becoming, like his father, an atheist. His mother, of west-country origins, became a ...

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