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Hugo Adam Bedau (1927-2012) was a long time faculty member and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy. He received his undergraduate education at the naval training program at University of South Carolina and at the University of Redlands, where he graduated in 1949. He completed his master's at Boston University (1951) and his PhD (1961) at Harvard. Prior to coming to Tufts, Bedau taught at Dartmouth, Princeton, and Reed, as well as serving as an adjunct or visiting lecturer at several colleges. 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. However, a court injunction and subsequent vindication by the Massachusetts Supreme Court solidified his place among the faculty for many years to come.
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