Roy Bhaskar 1944-2014


It is with great sorrow the International Association for Critical Realism (IACR) informs its members, friends and sympathisers that Roy Bhaskar died at his home in Leeds at about 6 pm GMT on Wednesday 19 November 2014. With his partner Rebecca Long by his side, Roy drifted peacefully into semi-consciousness and then death. He was diagnosed with heart failure in January.

It is not that there are the starry heavens above and the moral law within, as Kant would have it; rather, the true basis of your virtuous existence is the fact that the starry heavens are within you, and you are within them. (Roy Bhaskar, The Philosophy of MetaReality, p. 351)

 The funeral ceremony was held on 5 December at the Islington Crematorium in London, followed by a celebration of Roy’s life at the East Finchley Constitutional Club.

Donations to the Roy Bhaskar Commemoration Fund are possible through cheque and postal order made out to the Centre for Critical Realism, marked on the back ‘For Roy Bhaskar Commemoration Fund’ and posted to Sean Vertigan, Treasurer, Centre for Critical Realism, 69 Hornsey Lane, Highgate, London N6 5LE, United Kingdom.
Alternatively, bank transfers made to the Centre for Critical Realism account with HSBC at the Angel Islington Branch: sort code 40-03-33, account number 01199439.
From abroad:
IBAN GB94MIDL40033301199439; BIC MIDLGB2141B; SORT CODE 40-03-33; ACCOUNT NUMBER 01199439.

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