On Sunday, March 13, 2016, the world and our department lost one of contemporary philosophy's great voices, Hilary Putnam. Hilary's contributions to philosophy were both broad and deep, and his way of philosophizing and of being in the world were marked by intense self-scrutiny, immense generosity, and genuine kindness. It will take us time to come to terms with this loss and to find words appropriate to take the measure of his life.
In the mean time, we invite you to read the moving tributes to Hilary that have already appeared and that can be accessed at the links below.
The Guardian's obituary for Hilary Putnam
Martha Nussbaum's reflections on Hilary Putnam's life
Eric Schliesser's remembrance of Hilary Putnam
The New York Times obituary with contributions from Professor Warren Goldfarb
At the request of Hilary's wife, Ruth Anna Putnam, gifts in Hilary’s memory can be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.