Jerry Fodor

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Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Science
(April 22, 1935 – November 29, 2017) Our department is very sad to report that our colleague University Professor Jerry Fodor died on November 29, 2017 after a long illness. He was a friend and mentor to many at Rutgers. Jerry’s arrival at Rutgers catapulted our department to the top ranks and he was instrumental to bringing other outstanding philosophers and cognitive scientists to Rutgers. Jerry was...

Peter Kivy

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Aesthetics, Early Modern Philosophy
(October 22, 1934 – May 6, 2017) As some of you already know, our dear friend, and former Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy, Peter Kivy passed away last Saturday night. Peter had been very ill for some time, but even so, this news is a great blow to all who knew him. After earning a BA and MA in Philosophy from Michigan in Philosophy, an MA from Yale in the History of Music, and a PhD...