Barry Stroud

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Barry Stroud (born 1935, Toronto) is a Canadian philosopher known for his work on philosophical skepticism, David Hume, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, among other topics.


Stroud received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto, followed by a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University, under the direction of Morton White. Since 1961, Stroud has worked at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1987, he gave the John Locke Lectures at Oxford.[1] In 2007 he was named Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy in the Berkeley Philosophy Department.

He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.[2]

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