Philosophy professor, internet entrepreneur and media commentator Denis Dutton died yesterday.
The announcement of his death in Arts and Letters Daily which he founded has resulted in tributes from readers.
Blake Eskin wrote in the New Yorker:
Although best known for ALD, Dutton also founded New Zealand Skeptics – the NZ committee for the scientific investigation of claims of the paranormal.
I knew him only through his voice on the radio and writing in papers and on the internet. In all of those media he came across as an intelligent, articulate man who was passionate about his beliefs, including public radio.