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Ergo | Summer 2013

In Memoriam: Dwight Van de Vate

007Dwight Van de Vate, professor emeritus, passed away peacefully at Tennova Hospice in Knoxville at the age of eighty-four. He joined the UT Department of Philosophy in 1966 and retired in 1999. He was the author of Romantic Love: A Philosophical Inquiry (1981) and the editor of Persons, Privacy, and Feelings: Essays in the Philosophy of Mind (1970). He was past president of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and was named an honorary life member. Van de Vate’s essays appeared in Southern Journal of Philosophy, Southwest Philosophy Review, American Philosophical Quarterly, the Review of Metaphysics, Philosophical Forum, Philosophy and Rhetoric, and elsewhere. A devoted father, grandfather, and uncle, Van de Vate was also an accomplished painter, avid gardener, and veteran backpacker.


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