Vale George Pitcher (1925-2018).

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague George Pitcher, who died on Friday 12 January 2018 after a brief illness. He was 92. Pitcher was a member of the Department of Philosophy 1956-1981. The author of The Philosophy of Wittgenstein (1964), A Theory of Perception (1971), and Berkeley (1977), in retirement Pitcher also wrote a beautiful memoir, The Dogs Who Came to Stay, about the relationship he and his partner Ed Cone, a musicologist at Princeton, had with their two dogs, Lupa and Remus. When he turned 88, Jeffrey Edelstein commissioned John Supko to create A Free Invention for George Pitcher, a piece of software that performs a new version of itself each time it is activated. You can activate it here.

Update: A memorial service in the Princeton University Chapel will take place at 10:00 a.m. on April 21. Burial in Greensboro, North Carolina, will be private. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

Update: Read the informative obituary on the University’s homepage here.

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Vale George Pitcher