Canada, Universities

Phil Merklinger, RIP

Monday, 19th June 2017

From June 19, 2017

Just heard that an old friend passed away. Phil Merklinger, the other half of the philosophy department for the entire time I was at Augustana University College in Camrose. And, besides teaching together, we played together in what amounted to a bar band – his other great passion, after philosophy, and his family, was 60s music, especially Rolling Stones, and playing guitar.

He was as chill as any philosopher you’d ever meet. A delightful person, an excellent teacher, and a steady friend. I’m so sorry to know that I won’t have another chance to talk Hegel with him.

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