In 2016, the world of Philosophy lost a tremendous and tireless scholar with the passing of Professor Haig Khatchadourian.
Haig Khatchadourian, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from the late 1960’s until 1994, was educated at the American University of Beirut (B.A. and M.A.) and at Duke University (Ph.D.). He also taught at the American University of Beirut (1948-49, 1956-68), Melkonian Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus (1950-1951), Haigazian College, Beirut (1951-52), the University of Southern California (1968-69), and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii-Manoa (1976-77) and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque (1978-79). His areas of specialization included: Aesthetics and Philosophy of the Arts, Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Political Philosophy, and Social Philosophy, among others. He was a member of learned societies and presented papers at international conferences from 1958 to 2007. He participated in the Harvard International Seminar (summer, 1962) and was a Liberal Arts Fellow in Philosophy and Law at Harvard Law School (1982-3). He received numerous honors and awards, including Outstanding Educators of America Award, 2,000 Intellectuals of the 20th Century and 2,000 Outstanding Academics of the 21st Century. He published 19 books and at least 94 articles. His most recent book is How to Do Things with Silence.
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