Dale Jacquette, Senior Professorial Chair in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bern (Switzerland), died this past Sunday. Prior to moving to Bern in 2008, he was professor of philosophy at Penn State University. He also held visiting appointments or was affiliated with the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, and the University of Venice.
Jacquette earned his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in 1975 and his master’s (1981) and doctorate (1983) from Brown University. His research spanned many areas, including intentionality, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, Wittgenstein, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and the history of philosophy (see the list of publications here to get a sense of his unusual breadth). One of his current projects was on the ontology of music.
(via Claire Katz)
Update: Thanks to several readers who sent in Professor Jacquette’s birth year.