As readers of Leiter will already be aware, Professor Peter Lipton died suddenly on Sunday.
This is a big loss for philosophy. Peter was an excellent philosopher, with wide research interests, particularly in the philosophy of science, epistemology and the philosophy of mind, a willingness to think and talk about pretty much anything and a very inclusive attitude to discussing philosophy. His papers are exemplary for their clarity and style. He was also an inspiring teacher; I remember his undergraduate lectures as among the best I have seen.
I am just finishing off a paper on explanation for the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society; as Peter was the person who first inspired my interest in this topic, and also (typically) sent me several pages of encouraging and helpful comments on this very paper shortly before he died, I have decided to dedicate the paper to his memory.
An obituary has been posted on the Cambridge HPS website.
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