Joseph Boyle, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Toronto, died on September 24th. Professor Boyle worked mainly in ethics, including ethical theory and applied ethics (especially bioethics), as well as natural law theory. He received his doctorate in philosophy from Georgetown University, and prior to the University of Toronto, held appointments at Aquinas College and the College of St. Thomas.
A statement at the University of Toronto Department of Philosophy website says, “Colleagues will remember Joe for his generosity, sincerity, keen analytical skills, and his good humour. In the scholarly world, Joe was recognized as one of the finest Catholic philosophers of his generation.”
There is an obituary for Professor Boyle by Randy Boyagoda, Principal and Vice-President of the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto here, and you can read more about his life here.
(via Adam Omelianchuk)