In Memoriam


It is with sincere regret that the University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy announces the passing of Randall R. Dipert on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the age of 68. Randy studied at the University of Michigan and Indiana University before starting his philosophy career in SUNY Fredonia in 1977. From there he moved in 1995 to the U. S. Military Academy West Point where he taught philosophy until 2000, when he was appointed to the C. S. Peirce Chair of American Philosophy in the University at Buffalo. He retired in 2017. Influential contributions by Randy in the course of his career include his groundbreaking book on Artifacts, Art Works and Agency in 1994, which played a seminal role in the founding of a new branch of philosophy called "philosophy of technology". Read more.