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Memoir

Nicholas P. White
Regents' Proceedings 73

Nicholas P. White, professor of philosophy in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 1995.

Professor White received his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1963, 1965, and 1970, respectively. He joined the University of Michigan Department of Philosophy as an assistant professor in 1969 and was promoted to associate professor in 1975 and professor in 1981. He has also been adjunct professor in the Department of Classical Studies since 1987.

Professor White has contributed two books, Plato on Knowledge and Reality (Hackett, 1976) and A Companion to Plato's Republic (Hackett, 1979), and twenty-five articles in ancient Greek philosophy. His Modern Morality and Greek Ethics is in preparation. He has also published a translation of Epictetus' Handbook and has a forthcoming translation of Plato's Sophist. Professor White's wide-ranging interests in contemporary metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, and ethics have infused his research and teaching over the years. He has held American Council of Learned Societies, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, as well as a fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies.

A world leader in the field of classical philosophy, Professor White was president of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy from 1986-87. He has served as consultant to the dean at the Georgetown University Law Center and as a member of the Advisory Committee, American Academy of Judicial Education, and National Endowment for the Humanities Project on Jurisprudence. In addition to his service to the University's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the Senate Assembly, Professor White served as associate chair, placement director, and chair of the Committee on Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy.

The Regents now salute this distinguished educator for his dedicated service by naming Nicholas P. White professor emeritus of philosophy.