Causes of Deaths of Philosophers


Maintained by Hugh Mellor but apparently last updated in 2005, the Causes of Deaths of Philosophers website humorously speculates about, well, the causes and descriptions of deaths of philosophers. To wit:

Husserl: Phenomenally bad luck
Ryle: Gave up the ghost
Dancy: No particular reason
Sellars: Not given
Benacerraf: Number was up
Wittgenstein: Became the late Wittgenstein
Plato: Caved in

…and so on.

It is Halloween, the holiday of the dead, so what better day to start adding new entries and updates to the list?

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