Sunday, September 13, 2009

William P. Alston (1921-2009)

William Alston died today, September 13, in Jamesville, NY from pancreatic cancer. Alston was well known in epistemology circles. Many of his works can be found online. Some notables:

Sellars and the "Myth of the Given"

Perception and Conception

What Is Naturalism, that We Should Be Mindful of It?

Two Cheers for Mystery!

I have very different philosophical presuppositions from Alston, but we are now the poorer for lacking him. Many prayers for him, his friends, and his family.

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