Nicholas L. Sturgeon, emeritus professor of philosophy at Cornell University, has died.
Professor Sturgeon was known for his work in ethics and metaethics, in particular his naturalist moral realism, and the history of ethics. You can browse some of his writings here.
Professor Sturgeon began teaching at Cornell in 1967, and held visiting appointments over the years at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and UCLA. He was an undergraduate at Carleton College and earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1972.