Frithjof Bergmann, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, has died.
Professor Bergmann wrote on Nietzsche, Hegel, freedom, and work, and is the author of the 1977 book, On Being Free. He was known for his “New Work” movement, which called for work that upheld the values of autonomy, creativity, meaning, and participation in the community. You can browse some of his writings here.
Bergmann spent most of his career at the University of Michigan, but previously had taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1959.
UPDATE: The University of Michigan Department of Philosophy has posted a memorial notice for Bergmann.
(via Tad Schmaltz)