UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Tribute to Professor Stephan Körner,
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
The University regrets to announce the death of Professor Stephan Körner, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, and his wife Edith, who died together at home on Thursday 17 August.
Professor Körner held the Chair of Philosophy at Bristol University from 1952-79. In the latter part of his career he was Chairman of Philosophy at Yale University, USA. After he retired from the University in 1979 he held a Chair of Philosophy at the University of Graz, Austria. His major work was on the great philosopher, Kant, and he did much to restore Kant's reputation.
He was an excellent teacher and apart from his University work, he provided advice to the playwright, Sir Tom Stoppard, for aspects of his plays that involved Philosophy, in particular Jumpers.
He was Pro-Vice Chancellor during the difficult days of student sit-ins of the late 1960s and early 1970s. His distinguished service to the University was recognised by his election as an Honorary Fellow of the University in 1986, one of the University's most important honours.
Edith Körner, known as Diti, was also a well-known figure around the University and her work with the Bristol Magistrates and other social causes in the city was recognised by the award of a CBE. She was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in July 1986.
Both the Körners will be greatly missed by everyone in the University.
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