Like everyone else who knew Horacio, I too was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. He was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I knew in philosophy. I knew him primarily through having gone to graduate school with him; if memory serves we entered Columbia’s PhD program in the same year. I had only seen him and talked with him sporadically in recent years. Still, I have many vivid memories from our graduate school years of the encouraging words he would give to me, and to others, whenever he saw that we were down. Since then I have often had that image of him in mind when I consider the standards to which each of us ought to hold ourselves in our professional and personal dealings with others. May his memory serve as an inspiration to all of us; Horacio, you will be dearly, dearly missed.
(Apologies for the separate post; I tried posting as a comment in Greg Wheeler’s previous post, and at Choice and Inference, and for some reason neither worked.)