An obituary for philosopher Marjorie Grene, who died March 16, was published Sunday in the New York Times. She was 98. Grene, best-known for her work on the philosophy of biology, was a faculty member and chair of the UC Davis Department of Philosophy from 1965 until she her mandatory retirement in 1978. She later moved to Virginia Tech.
“She was, arguably, the founding figure in the new field of philosophy of biology,” wrote UC Davis philosophy professor Michael Wedin in a memorial notice posted online.