George Pitcher, scholar of contemporary philosophy, dies at 92

January 25, 2018

George Pitcher, beloved professor of philosophy, emeritus, died Jan. 12 at his home in Princeton after a brief illness. He was 92.

Pitcher’s scholarship focused on issues of contemporary philosophy, including theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind.

He was an expert on early 20th-century Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and George Berkeley, an Irish philosopher during the Age of Enlightenment, and wrote books on both: “The Philosophy of Wittgenstein (1964) and “Berkeley” (1977). Pitcher also is the author of “A Theory of Perception” (1971) and wrote numerous articles for philosophical journals.

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