Dominic Balestra (1947-2016)


Dominic Balestra, professor and chair of philosophy at Fordham University, died on November 8th, 2016. 

Professor Balestra earned his PhD from St. Louis University in 1977, and taught at Fordham from 1979 to 2016. He acted as chair of the department from 1989-1995 and again from 1999 until his death. He was especially interested in Spinoza, Galileo, and the relationship between science and religion.

Patrick O’Donnell, a graduate student at Fordham, says “He was also extraordinarily kind and approachable, and a beloved member of the Fordham community.” There is an obituary here.

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