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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 a Charter Member of the Hume Society and was very active in its development, serving on the Executive Committee, and co-organizing 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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