The Department of Philosophy mourns the death of our friend and colleague Gilbert Harman, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus.
Gil joined the Princeton department as an assistant professor in 1963, retiring in 2017 after an extraordinary career as a leading figure in American philosophy, a mentor to generations of students, and a vivid, defining presence in the life of the department and the University. A review of some of Gil’s contributions can be found here.
The department extends its deepest sympathies to Gil’s wife Lucy, his brothers William and Roger, his daughters Elizabeth and Olivia, and their families.
Elizabeth Harman invites those who knew her father to share memories and stories about him in the comments section of the Daily Nous announcement.
Update: The official Princeton University obituary of Gil Harman is now on the University's homepage.