Professor Emerita Lavine Passes Away

Posted: February 7, 2011 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: February 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm

The following information was provided by the Robinson Professors Program Coordinator Denise Napoliello

Thelma Lavine

Thelma Z. Lavine, Clarence J. Robinson Professor Emerita of Philosophy and American Culture, died Jan. 26 at her home in Washington, D.C.

Lavine taught at Mason from 1985 to 1998, and before that at George Washington University.

She was the author of “From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest,” which grew out of a series of lectures on that subject presented on Maryland Public Television.

Lavine was a highly respected, widely published scholar in the field of philosophy and was president of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 1992–94.

Her extremely popular classes were renowned for combining the disciplines of philosophy, economics, history, sociology and American culture.

Announcement of a memorial service is forthcoming.

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