Lawrence Haworth

Monday, June 10, 2024

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Larry Haworth died on April 28th, 2024.

Originally from Chicago, Professor Haworth served in the US Army in Japan at the end of the Second World War, arriving in Nagasaki shortly after the city was struck by an atomic bomb. It was in Japan that he first begun to study Philosophy, supervised by a German professor at Kyoto University. Upon returning to the United States, he received his PhD in Philosophy in 1952 from the University of Illinois, and then taught at the University of Alabama and Purdue University.

Professor Haworth moved to Canada in 1965 to join the very new Philosophy Department at the University of Waterloo. During his career, he served as Chair of the Philosophy Department and as Associate Dean of both Graduate Studies and Research. He was the founding Director of the Waterloo Centre for Science, Technology, and Values Professor. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1991. He began his study of Philosophy in Japan at Kyoto University. He recieved his PhD in Philosophy in 1952.