I believe that it should be up to individuals to determine when and how they die. For instance, if I am diagnosed with dementia, I would rather die (almost immediately) than subject my family and myself to that fate. When one’s consciousness has been severely compromised and will become increasingly impaired, life has lost its … Continue reading Euthanasia
Edward O. Wilson, one of my intellectual heroes, died last week.
(Some books authored by Richard J. Blackwell.) I just found out that my graduate school mentor, Richard J. Blackwell, died last month. He was 92. Here is an obituary with a photograph. I have kept in touch with him regularly through the years, but
A reader alerted me to a new book, Ars Vitae: The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Arts of Living. The author is Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, a professor of history and senior research associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Syracuse University.
I just discovered that Philip D. Appleman (1926 – 2020) died last year. He was an American poet and Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. I first became acquainted with him in graduate school when I read his edited collection, Darwin (Norton Critical Editions), a classic in the field. He was survived by Majorie, his wife … Continue reading Philip Appleman Has Died