Louis Charland, professor of philosophy, psychiatry, and health sciences at Western University (Ontario), has died.
Professor Charland was known for his research in philosophy of psychiatry and medicine, philosophy of emotions, and biomedical ethics, including work on questions related to anorexia and its treatment. You can learn more about his writings here and here.
Professor Charland joined the faculty at Western in 1998. Prior to that, he held appointments at McGill University and the University of Toronto. He worked not just in academic settings, but also as a bioethicist in hospitals and as a consultant for government projects.
He died of a heart attack on May 10th.