Anthony J. Lisska (1940-2022)

Tony Lisska, emeritus professor of philosophy at Denison University, has died.

Professor Lisska was known for his work on the philosophy of Aquinas. He is the author of Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction and Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction, along with many articles, which you can learn more about here.

Professor Lisska joined the faculty at Denison in 1969, retiring last year. He earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, his MA from St. Stephen’s College, and his undergraduate degree from Providence College. At Denison, in addition to his role as professor, he served as dean of the college for five years, chaired the philosophy department three times, and founded and chaired the Honors Program for 15 years.

The university has posted a memorial notice here.

(via TM Rudavsky)

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Doug Husak
1 year ago

What a good man and great teacher. I would not be a philosopher today if not for Tony’s influence. It is sad to think of the world without him.

Ron Santon
Ron Santon
Reply to  Doug Husak
1 year ago

You’re completely right,Doug.. Tony was a wonderful human being and, from all reports, a splendid teacher.
He was certainly one of my best friends . And we shared a lot of good humor in addition to our philosophizing . Moreover , Margo and I use to have many fun Friday evenings with him and Mariann. Now we , very sadly , are without both Tony and my magnificent Margo . Missing them is an understatement !
Love and Peace to all of you who read this !
Ron (Santoni)