Doney, Willis 1925-2005

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DONEY, Willis 1925-2005

(Willis Frederick Doney, Jr.)

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born August 19, 1925, in Pittsburgh, PA; died of pneumonia July 2, 2005, in Boston, MA. Educator and author. Doney was a professor emeritus of philosophy at Dart-mouth University. A graduate of Princeton University, he completed his Ph.D. there in 1949 and taught at Cornell University for the next three years. From 1953 to 1958, he was on the faculty at Ohio State University. Joining Dartmouth in 1958, he remained there for the rest of his career, becoming a full professor in 1966 and retiring in 1994. Specializing in the works of such philosophers as Benedict de Spinoza, Nicolas Malebranche, George Berkeley, and René Descartes, Doney edited such books as Descartes: A Collection of Critical Essays (1967) and Berkeley on Abstraction and Abstracted Ideas (1989); he also translated Malebranche's Dialogues on Metaphysics (1980).



Dartmouth University Web site, (July 15, 2005).