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The Transfiguration of Arthur C. Danto

Last month, we lost one of the great philosophers of the 20th century. Arthur C. Danto was perhaps the most eminent voice in contemporary aesthetics. Always on the cutting edge, Danto shined a light on aesthetics in the post-art world. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Nov 27, 2013 - 8 comments

Playing with God is indeed playing with fire

Beloved Legal Philosopher Ronald Dworkin Passes Away. Dworkin was described as "perhaps the most influential legal philosopher of the last century" in a 2005 profile. A surprisingly comprehensive collection of his essays for the New York Review of Books are available online. You can also watch his lecture on truth and interpretation. Or you can read about his recent book Justice for Hedgehogs. [more inside]
posted by likeatoaster on Feb 14, 2013 - 20 comments

John Haugeland, 1945-2010

American philosopher John Haugeland has died. In dramatic fashion, he suffered a massive heart attack in the middle of a conference dedicated to his work on the occasion of his retirement. He made enormous contributions to the philosophy of mind and introduced many undergraduates to the very idea of artificial intelligence. [more inside]
posted by el_lupino on Jun 23, 2010 - 42 comments

Leszek Kolakowski dies at age 81.

Leszek Kolakowski, a distinguished Polish philosopher who critiqued the Communist system and helped inspire the Solidarity movement, passed away last Friday in Oxford, UK. [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Jul 22, 2009 - 13 comments

Richard Rorty, 1931-2007

Richard Rorty, American Pragmatist philosopher, has died of pancreatic cancer.
posted by washburn on Jun 9, 2007 - 61 comments

"You can throw it on the garbage heap, as far as I am concerned"

U. G. Krishnamurti is no more.
posted by homunculus on Apr 1, 2007 - 23 comments

Life

Jacques Derrida is not.
posted by semmi on Oct 9, 2004 - 38 comments

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