Friday, 15 July 2011

In Memory of Horacio Arló-Costa

Very sad news from Choice & Inference: Horacio Arló-Costa, Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Melon, has passed away. The post does not give any further details, but promises to provide updates in due course.

I have very fond memories of Horacio from the time I lived in New York and attended the weekly seminar of R. Parikh’s group, where Horacio was almost always present. We’ve also corresponded a few times in his capacity of editor of JPL and then RSL. But perhaps most important was our South-American complicity, actually. Brazilians and Argentinians may hate each other's guts when it comes to football, but in the outer world we team up for sure...

This is a great shock: Horacio will be dearly missed.

UPDATES: Here is the official obituary from CMU, and here is a post over at Certain Doubts with several initiatives to honor Horacio's life and work, including a CFP for an edited volume in his honor.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Here is Rohit Parikh's eulogy for Horacio.

1 comment:

  1. It is unbelievable - I don't even know what to say. Horacio was a great scholar, a true gentleman, and simply a wonderful person. This is a very sad day for all his many friends and for mathematical philosophy as a whole.