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Maria Reichenbach (1909-2013)

Submitted by Richard Zach on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 9:07pm

Alan Richardson writes on HOPOS-L:

Professor Maria Reichenbach passed away on 28 November at the age of 104. She survived her husband, Hans Reichenbach, by over 60 years. Within the HOPOS community, Maria Reichenbach is best known for her efforts to keep alive the work of Hans, including her translations of several of his early books and her editorship (jointly with Robert S. Cohen) of his selected writings. Less well known is the fact that she donated funds from a German compensation scheme for academics who lost their jobs due to Nazism to fund a variety of activities at UCLA's Department of Philosophy, including the annual Hans Reichenbach Lecture and the Hans Reichenbach Chair of Scientific Philosophy, held from its inception by David Kaplan.

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