Hugo Bedau papers, 1949-2001


This collection has:

10.80 cubic ft.

Hugo Adam Bedau (1927-2012) was a long-time faculty member and chair of the Department of Philosophy. In 1966 he joined the Tufts faculty where his refusal to take a Loyalty Oath required by the state of Massachusetts nearly ended his Tufts career before it began. He was an expert on the death penalty, capital punishment and critical thinking. He published widely, testified before Congress and state legislatures against the death penalty and was a member and officer of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and the ACLU. Bedau retired in 1999.

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