Lives of PhilosophersCategory
Michael (“Mic”) Detlefsen, the McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, has died. (more…)
Rom Harré, a wide-ranging thinker whose academic career included over 30 years as part of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University, followed by over 20 as part of the psychology faculty at Georgetown University, and a great many visiting appointments around the world, has died.
Miguel León-Portilla, emeritus professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and “the world’s foremost authority on Náhuatl philology and philosophy,” has died. (more…)
Justin Zylstra, a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Vermont who received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2016, died last month of cancer. An effort is underway to establish a memorial prize in metaphysics in his name. (more…)
Myles Burnyeat, emeritus fellow at Oxford University’s All Souls College and emeritus professor of philosophy at Cambridge University’s Robinson College, has died. (more…)
André Norman Gallois, emeritus professor of philosophy at Syracuse University, died earlier this month. (more…)
John N. Williams, a philosopher who spent much of his career working in Singapore, and who had just last year taken up a position as professor of philosophy at Nazarbayev University, has died. (more…)
Agnes Heller, a prolific Hungarian philosopher who as a child lost much of her family in the Holocaust and as a professor at the University of Budapest lost her job because she refused to testify that her mentor, György Lukács, committed political “crimes”, has died. (more…)
“Uncontroversial ideas need not less but more critical scrutiny, since they generally get such an easy ride.” Those are the words of John Gardner, Professor of Law and Philosophy and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University, who died last week at age 54. (more…)
Francisco Miró Quesada Cantuarias, professor emeritus at the University of San Marcos, by some accounts Peru’s “leading philosopher” and one of the most important Latin American philosophers of the 20th Century, died earlier this week.
Gertrude Ezorsky, professor emerita of philosophy at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, died this past April. The following is an obituary written by Nanette Funk and Andrew Wengraf. It describes Professor Ezorsky’s notable career and character, as well as the remarkable hurdles she had to overcome in her career. (more…)..
Joan Callahan, professor emerita of philosophy at the University of Kentucky, has died. (more…)
Ruth Anna Putnam, professor emerita of philosophy at Wellesley College, died this past Saturday. (more…)
Mary Warnock, a philosopher, crossbench peer of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and policy expert on education and biomedical ethics, died yesterday. (more…)
Anita Silvers, professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University (SFSU), has died. (more…)
“It has been very smooth from a medical perspective, deeply moving and gratifying from an emotional perspective, a wellspring of reflection in my philosophical thinking, and a dramatic source of excitement in my teaching this semester.” (more…)
Vere Chappell, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, died on January 28th, 2019. (more…)