Skolimowski, Henryk 5/4/1930 - 4/6/2018 Warsaw, Poland Henryk Skolimowski, 87, resident of Warsaw, Poland, died on Friday. --- Henryk was born in Warsaw in the interwar period, experiencing as a child the many perils of WW2. He went on to study philosophy at Oxford, earning his PhD in 1964. He taught philosophy at USC for 7 years, moving to U-M in 1970. He taught in the Dept of Humanities, College of Engineering, for over 20 years, before his retirement in 1994. --- Henryk is survived by his wife, Joan (Juanita) Skolimowski. --- Funeral arrangements will be held in Warsaw on Saturday 12 May. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family is suggesting a small donation to the non-profit Eco-Philosophy Center (contact [email protected]
). --- Henryk was an amazingly prolific and creative philosopher. From his early and ground-breaking work in philosophy of technology, he moved to environmental issues. He was one of the central founders of 'eco-philosophy,' envisioning a shift in worldviews from mechanistic thinking towards reverence and stewardship for the Earth and all life. His later work focused on the metaphysics of light as a unifying cosmic principle. In all, he published nearly two dozen books and over 200 articles. Henryk's exceptional life was one of immense hope and inspiration; he will be deeply missed.
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Published by Ann Arbor News from Apr. 9 to Apr. 12, 2018.