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In Memoriam: Lynne Rudder Baker

January 2, 2018

Lynne Rudder Baker

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury notes the death of former faculty member Lynne Rudder Baker, who taught in Middlebury's philosophy department for 13 years, from 1976-1989. Baker's research focused on metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophical theology.

After teaching at Middlebury, Baker joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as professor of philosophy. She was promoted to Distinguished Professor in 2005.

Baker is the author of six books: Saving Belief: A Critique of Physicalism  (Princeton UP, 1987), Explaining Attitudes: A Practical Approach to the Mind (Cambridge UP, 1995), Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View (Cambridge UP, 2000), The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism (Cambridge UP 2007), and Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective (Oxford UP, 2013).

Read more about Lynne Rudder Baker at the UMass website.