Richard Boyd, emeritus professor of philosophy at Cornell University, has died.
Professor Boyd worked in philosophy of science, ethics, philosophy of language, epistemology, and philosophy of mind, and was well-known for his defenses of scientific realism and moral realism. You can learn more about his work here and here.
Professor Boyd joined the faculty at Cornell in 1972. Prior to that, he had held appointments at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his Ph.D. at MIT.
UPDATE (2/25/21): Cornell University has posted an obituary here.