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In Memoriam

David Fate Norton (1937 - 2014)

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of David Norton. David was the author of David Hume: Common-Sense Moralist, Sceptical Metaphysician (1984), and the editor of various texts, including A Treatise of Human Nature (2000, with Mary J. Norton) and the Cambridge Companion to Hume (1994; 2nd. ed. 2008, with Jacqueline Taylor). He was Macdonald Professor of Moral Philosophy Emeritus, at McGill University, and more recently, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria. He was also a Charter Member of the Hume Society, and very active in its development. He served on the Executive Committee and helped organize several Hume conferences, including: Canberra (1990); La Sapienza, Rome (1994); and Victoria BC (2001).

He died on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

We will post further details regarding commemorations of David's passing when they become available.

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