Cogan University Professor Emeritus Hilary Putnam (1926-2016)

March 15, 2016
Cogan University Professor Emeritus Hilary Putnam (1926-2016)

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

Harvard University Press Executive Editor Lindsay Waters' tribute to Hilary Putnam

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.  

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