Obituary

David Boyd Kennedy (1933-2019)

In the world of conservative-minded philanthropy, David Boyd Kennedy, who passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, was a discreet, wise and insightful benefactor, deeply committed to the permanent things. David died peacefully at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his family at his side.

David O’Mahony (ca. 1930s-2019)

A brief tribute to the classical liberal, free market Irish economist, David O’Mahony — a scholar and a gentleman who touched the lives of generations of students.

Anthony de Jasay (1925-2019)

“In a way, Anthony de Jasay was an anarchist, though he did not believe that anarchy would be possible here and now. He was closer to those who seek to create ‘social order’ through private contracts than to the so-called ‘minarchists’ who hope to restrict state activity to a minimum. But he believed that neither goal was politically realistic.”

Robert Spaemann (1927-2018)

On December 10, 2018, the renowned German philosopher Robert Spaemann passed away. His was a distinctive voice among contemporary thinkers, a voice that eschewed attention-seeking brilliance but instead offered calm and deep reflections on the most important matters for human beings. Spaemann’s trajectory of thought spanned about seventy years of engagement with crucial questions …

Yvan Blot (1948-2018)

Yvan Blot, the French politician, civil servant, and man of letters, died on 10 October 2018 aged 70.

Robert L. Schuettinger (1936-2018)

Robert Schuettinger (“Bob”), the founder and director of the Oxford Study Abroad Program which brings hundreds of US and other…

Miłowit Kuniński (1946–2018)

Miłowit Kuniński, professor at the Jagiellonian University, was one of the best known Polish historians of philosophy in recent decades,…

Ernst Nolte (1923–2016)

Ernst Nolte, who died on 18 August 2016 at the age of 93, was the most controversial German historian of…

Umberto Eco, Nominalist

On 23 February 2016, the writer Umberto Eco, who passed away on 19 February at the age of 84, had…

Otto the Great (1912-2011)

It is impossible to describe European history without mentioning the Habsburgs. From this family there came German, Spanish, Bohemian, and…