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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Peter Hewitt Hare (1935-2008)

I am deeply saddened to learn that my former teacher and mentor Peter Hare, highly influential contributor to the study of American Philosophy and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo, has passed away. Peter was a wonderful teacher and person, fun to be around and fun to speak to. Whenever I had a conversation with Peter, I always left feeling inspired and full of hope and optimism. He will be truly missed.

UPDATE: Peter died from a pulmonary embolism that may have been caused by a clot that developed on a plane trip. Obituaries can be found here, here, here and here.

2 comments:

David said...

Berit: he was a real person and a philosopher, a rare combination and those whose lives he touched will be left a little bit empty by his absence.

Stephen Thompson said...

that's a shame. I didn't know him well, but I saw his name on things in philosophy that were working--the Peirce Soc journal, most prominently. the bad news caps a weird week that started with news that Emmanuel Eze died. a shame all around.