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Bernard Elevitch of Brookline, Mass., former Boston University Professor, died on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, at the age of 81.

He was born in Duluth, Minn.

Mr. Elevitch received his Bachelor's Degree in Romance languages and his Master's in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

His Ph.D in Philosophy was awarded by Columbia University in 1961. He joined the Boston University Philosophy Department in 1968, specializing in Modern Philosophy, Ethics and philosophy of Mind and serving as Associate Chairman from 1990 until his retirement as professor Emeritus in 1995. Previously, he had taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Mr. Elevitch published articles, essays and reviews in Philosophical, Psychological and Literary journals. He edited a volume of articles, Philosophy of Mind, published in 2000.

He leaves a nephew and two nieces, Nikolas, Ilena and Kathrin Elevitch of New York City, NY.

SERVICES: will be private. There will be no memorial observance. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be sent to Professor Dahlstrom Boston University, Philosophy Department Gift fund, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215 Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

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Duluth News Tribune (MN)
Date: April 1, 2009













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