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  • Professor Emeritus David Nivison

    With great sadness, the Philosophy Department notes the passing of our longtime colleague, David Shepherd Nivison, the Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor (emeritus), who died in his Los Altos home on October 16, 2014. He was 91 years old.

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