Wayne Froman (1945-2023)


Wayne J. Froman, associate professor of philosophy at George Mason University, has died.

Professor Froman worked in 20th Century Continental philosophy, especially phenomenology and figures such as Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, and Franz Rosenzweig, as well as philosophy of art. He is the author of Merleau-Ponty: Language and the Act of Speech (1982), among other works, about which you can learn more here.

Professor Froman joined the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at George Mason University in 1985. Prior to that, he taught at the New School for Social Research, Marist College, and SUNY Potsdam.

In a memorial notice on the George Mason website, Froman’s colleagues remember him as a leading scholar in his area and an inspiring example for his students, recalling his intelligence, sense of justice, and humor.

There is also a brief memorial notice here.

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