Monday, January 21, 2008

Remembrance of Peter Hare

Over at the Buffalo Philosophy blog, Randall Dipert has a long and spot-on remembrance of Peter Hare (here).

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Peter Hare (1935-2008)

I just received word that Peter Hare died yesterday.

Peter was a professor of philosophy at the University at Buffalo, where he taught from 1962-2001.

It is hard to find words that do him justice. Peter was a tireless champion of American philosophy. He was also an incredibly decent human being: always encouraging, always positive, always supportive. He was generous with his time and his concern and he was always looking for ways of bringing people together. But again none of these descriptions can really do him justice.

In short, Peter was an exemplar of what a modern American philosopher should be.

[This article describes two gifts Peter made to the University at Buffalo just before his retirement.]