Vale Dr Michael Stocker FAHA 1940 – 2024

The Australian Academy of the Humanities acknowledges, with deep sadness, the death of Dr Michael Stocker FAHA.

A renowned philosopher known for his works on ethics, Michael held the Irwin & Marjorie Guttag Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Syracuse University from 1989 to 2011. He challenged many entrenched orthodoxies of moral philosophy in the last century.

We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.

An obituary is being prepared by and will be available in due course.


In memory of our Fellows

Our Fellows, current and those who have died, have contributed extensively to the rich Australian humanities community. When an Academy Fellow dies, we honour their impact by publishing an obituary by another Fellow who has had a long and close association with them.

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