CUNY Philosophy alumnus Erik C. Banks (PhD, 2000) has passed away.
He was a Professor of Philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. The chair of that department, Ava Chamberlain, has shared the following message regarding the establishment of an Erik Banks Memorial Scholarship:
“Erik Banks, the author most recently of The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russell: Neutral Monism, Reconceived, published by Cambridge University Press (2014), died on 18 August 2017, following a massive hemorrhagic stroke. He was 47 years old. The family is establishing a student scholarship in Erik’s memory. At this time, donations should be made out to the Wright State University Foundation, with a note that the contribution should be directed to the Philosophy Program Fund in memory of Erik Banks. These donations may be sent to the attention of Sara Woodhull, WSU Foundation, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton, Ohio 45435.”
An online obituary and tribute wall can be viewed here.