Denis Dutton, founder of 'Arts & Letters Daily,' has died


Via the Submitterator, BB reader C. White says,

Denis Dutton, who founded and edited the website, passed away on 28 December 2010. Dutton was born in 1944, and was also a professor of philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He was a founding member of the New Zealand Skeptics. Although Dutton is "nearly irreplaceable" in running Arts & Letters Daily, a longtime collaborator will continue to produce the site.

More at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Related, "Remembering Denis Dutton: ART AND HUMAN REALITY [2.24.09], A Talk With Denis Dutton, Introduction By Steven Pinker" (, and via EDGE founder John Brockman, who was a friend of Dutton.)

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