Vale Dr Marion Tapper

22 Jul 2023 2:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Dear Colleagues

You may have seen the recent messages from Arthur O'Neill, Maurita Harney
and Kim Sterelny about the death of Marion Tapper.

In these messages, Marion has been recognised for: her contribution to
Australian philosophical thought focussed on texts of German and French
origin; an academic career that 'helped to establish phenomenology, and
continental philosophy more broadly, as an important, strong, and respected
area of philosophical inquiry in Australia'; playing a foundational role in
setting up the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy (MSCP); and, as
an inspiring teacher and host of most memorable social occasions.

In addition to Marion's legacy in phenomenology and continental philosophy,
Marion contributed significantly to the AAP and the philosophy profession;
a contribution that was recently recognised at the AAP Conference and
Centenary exhibition of the Association. Marion was the AAP
Secretary (1998-2003) and Appointments Officer (1986-1987 and 1994-1998).
She co-authored seminal reports about women and the profession - 'Special
Problems Facing Women in Philosophy' (with San MacColl, Genevieve Lloyd and
Barbara Roxon) in 1982 and 'Women and Philosophy' (with Janna Thompson) in

Much loved sister of Linda, Jan (dec), Alan and Ross, she will be greatly
missed. A guest book has been set up where people may leave their
reflections here:

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