Irving Singer, professor emeritus of philosophy, dies at 89
Longtime member of the MIT philosophy community was a dedicated professor, prolific writer.
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | February 8, 2015

Irving Singer, a professor emeritus of philosophy at MIT, died Feb. 1 at age 89. Singer was an eminent philosopher whose academic career spanned 65 years — with more than half a century as a professor at MIT.

Singer was the author of 21 books in the field of humanistic philosophy, focusing on topics such as the philosophy of love, the nature of creativity, moral issues, aesthetics, and philosophy in literature, music, and film. His works have been translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish, among other languages…

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Professor Singer also supported open education, publishing six of his courses from 2004 and 2005 in OCW. Each of these discussion-based courses includes videos of the first few class sessions, giving learners a clear picture of how they were taught.