Our condolences go out to the surviving family and colleagues of noted Dr. Claudia Falconer Card, who passed away September 12, 2015.
Card was the Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her research interests included ethics and social philosophy, including normative ethical theory; feminist ethics; environmental ethics; theories of justice, of punishment, and of evil; and the ethics of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche. Her work also deeply involved Women’s Studies, Jewish Studies, Environmental Studies, and LGBT Studies.
Dr. Card’s obituary is linked here.
Additionally, philosopher Kate Norlock, a former student of the professor, beautifully reflects on the life and work of Dr. Card here.
Instead of mourning her death per her own request, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will honor Dr. Card with A Celebration of Life, which will take place Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Pyle Center Alumni Lounge.
We have joined in celebrating the life and career of Claudia Card by making free a special collection on her articles.
Hypatia | Volume 11, Issue 4, November 1996
Against Marriage and Motherhood
Hypatia | Volume 11, Issue 3, August 1996
Gay Divorce: Thoughts on the Legal Regulation of Marriage
Hypatia | Volume 22, Issue 1, February 2007
Hypatia | Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2003
Selected Bibliography of Lesbian Philosophy and Related Works
Hypatia | Volume 7, Issue 4, November 1992
Journal of Social Philosophy | Volume 22, Issue 1, March 1991
Review Essay: Sadomasochism And Sexual Preference
Journal of Social Philosophy | Volume 15, Issue 2, May 1984
Journal of Social Philosophy | Volume 30, Issue 3, Winter 1999
What’s Wrong with Adult-Child Sex?
Journal of Social Philosophy | Volume 33, Issue 2, Summer 2002
Stoicism, Evil, and the Possibility of Morality
Metaphilosophy | Volume 29, Issue 4, October 1998
Metaphilosophy | Volume 35, Issue 1, October 2000
The Paradox of Genocidal Rape Aimed at Enforced Pregnancy
The Southern Journal of Philosophy | Volume 46, Issue S1, Spring 2008
3 thoughts on “In Memoriam: Claudia Card (1940-2015)”
Thanks for posting this and the links– that’s a great idea! The Celebration is hosted by Claudia Card’s family. I don’t know of any events sponsored by the department or university at this time. All are welcome.
I took her philosophy of crime and punishment course in the 90s and learned a great deal about concepts like justice, fairness, deterrence and mercy. I wrote an art gallery review about these issues and looked up her email address to send it to her, but was shocked to learn the news that she had died. Alot of what I wrote here, I learned in her class: http://wsimag.com/art/18597-hatched-in-prison