The Dennes Room

Wallace Matson (1921-2012)

It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Emeritus Wallace Matson passed away on Saturday, March 3. He died of congestive heart failure. His health had gotten worse in the last year but his mind was as sharp as ever. Matson joined the Philosophy Department as visiting assistant professor in 1955-57 (regularized to assistant professor in 1957) and retired in 1991. He was completely immersed in his life in philosophy to the end and took particular satisfaction in having seen his most recent book into print (Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories, OUP, 2011).

March 08, 2012