Barry Stroud in 2009
Born May 18, 1935 Died August 9, 2019 (aged 84) Nationality Canadian Alma mater University of Toronto Harvard University Era 21st-century philosophy Region Western philosophy School Analytic philosophy Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Philosophical skepticism, David Hume, Ludwig Wittgenstein
Barry Stroud (; 18 May 1935 – 9 August 2019) was a Canadian philosopher known for his work on philosophical skepticism, David Hume, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, among other topics.
Barry Greenwood Stroud was born on 18 May 1935 in Toronto, Canada.
 He was the second of two sons to William and Florence Stroud (who were both born in the U.K. but emigrated to Canada as children).  He attended high school at the  East York Collegiate.
Stroud received a B.A. in philosophy from the
University of Toronto in 1958. At  Harvard University he received an A.M. in 1960. With a thesis titled  Two Conventionalistic Theories Of Logical Truth, written under the direction of Morton White, he received his Ph.D. there in 1962.  
From 1961, until his retirement, Stroud worked at the
University of California, Berkeley.  He was made a full professor there in 1974 and, from 1994, served as the Mills Professor of Metaphysics and Epistemology.   In 2007 he was named Willis S. and Marion Slusser  Professor of Philosophy in the Berkeley Philosophy Department, a position he held until he retired as Professor Emeritus. Though officially retiring at the end of the 2015-2016  academic year, he continued his research, teaching and advising as a Professor of the Graduate School. During his tenure he had served as departmental Chair from 1978 to 1981, 1984 to 1985, and in 1998.  
Stroud was a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the
University of Oslo (1974), at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (1979), and at the University of California, Los Angeles (1983-1984, and 1997). In 1981 Stroud was awarded a  Guggenheim Fellowship. and spent a sabbatical year in Venice.  He was elected a Fellow of the  American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1987, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 1993.  
Over 1986-1987, as a visiting fellow of
New College and All Souls College, Stroud gave the John Locke Lectures at Oxford University under the title 'The Quest for Reality.'  He also delivered the  Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at Oxford and Whitehead Lectures at Harvard. To the  American Philosophical Association, which he served as Pacific Division President in 1995–1996, he gave the  Dewey Lecture in 2008  and the Patrick Romanell Lecture in 2009.   Stroud also delivered the  Tanner Lectures on Human Values at the University of Buenos Aires in 1988. He would return to Brazil, where several of his works have been translated into  Portuguese and discussed in print,  most recently in 2014 to participate in the 16th ANPOF conference in  Campos do Jordão,  
Stroud's first book
Hume (1977) , which received positive reviews from R. F. Atkinson in  Hume Studies and  Donald W. Livingston amongst others,   won the  Matchette Prize in 1979. It would be followed, in 1984, by the  The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism. And, in 1999, by  The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour.   Stroud's  Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction: Modality and Value was published in 2011.
2011 would also see the publication of the first book-length critical treatment of Stroud's thought.
It included essay contributions from  Robert Fogelin, Ernest Sosa, John McDowell, Sarah Stroud and UC Berkeley colleague  Hannah Ginsborg amongst others.  Some of the central themes of his philosophical work are interpreted and elaborated upon in the volume editors' introduction to that work. 
Several collections of Stroud's essays would also be published in his lifetime, the last of these appearing in 2018.
Having been diagnosed with advanced stage brain cancer just two months prior, Barry Stroud died on 9 August 2019.
Announcing his passing, Berkeley Philosophy Department recorded that:
His body of work, his influence on generations of students, his imprint on the character of our department, the example that he set of the purest philosophical inquiry — all of it is beyond reckoning. As hard as it is to imagine what philosophy at Berkeley will be like without him, it is even harder to imagine what it would have been.
A memorial by former student, and fellow philosopher, John Schwenkler was published by
on 19 August 2019. 3 Quarks Daily
Obituaries in the
Berkeley News and The Daily Californian followed shortly after. 
Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-825033-3. (2000)
Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-825034-0. (2011)
Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction: Modality and Value. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-976496-9. (2011)
Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-960859-1. (2018) Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-880975-3
Open access/free (or free to borrow/read online with registration)
Wittgenstein and Logical Necessity (1965). Reprinted in: , Oxford 1987 A Priori Knowledge [Book available for loan at Open Library] (1968)
Transcendental Arguments , The Journal of Philosophy Vol. 65, No. 9 (May 2, 1968), pp. 241-256 (1980)
Berkeley v. Locke on Primary Qualities Philosophy, Vol. 55, No. 212 (Apr., 1980), pp. 149-166 [Available to read online free with registration at JSTOR] (1984)
Chapter I of The Problem of the External World (1984) The Significance of Philosophical Skepticism (1984)
Jonathan Lear, Barry Stroud, The Disappearing ‘We’, , Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume Volume 58, Issue 1, 1 July 1984, pp. 219–258, (1984)
G. E. Moore and Scepticism: ‘Internal’ and ‘External, Chapter III of The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism (1985)
, An End to Anxiety: Review of four books on Wittgenstein 18 July 1985 The London Review of Books (1987)
XV—The Physical World, , Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Volume 87, Issue 1, 1 June 1987, pp. 263–277 (1988)
The Study of Human Nature and the Subjectivity of Value, The . Tanner Lectures on Human Values (1994)
, Ernest Sosa, Barry Stroud Philosophical Scepticism , Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Vo lumes, V ol. 68 (1994), pp. 263-307 [Archived PDF] (1996)
The Charm of Naturalism, Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 70 (2):43 - 55 ( 1996) [ DOC download at Phil Archive] (2008)
with Modes of philosophizing: A round table debate Jonathan Barnes, Myles Burnyeat and Raymond Geuss, Eurozin , May 2008 e (2011)
, Feelings and the Ascription of Feelings , Teorema January 2011 pp. 25-33, [Available for download at journal' s Volume 30 archives] Teorema (2016) Responses to Sceptical Essays Sképsis, ISSN 1981-4194, ANO VII, Nº 14, 2016, p. 218-233. (the 'Sceptical Essa ys' responded to form the volume of Sképsis that this reply paper closes, all of which can also be found Open Access here)
Full publications list: at UC Berkeley homepage.
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" ['People are richer, but life today is poorer,' says philosopher']. 'Pessoas estão mais ricas, mas vida hoje é mais pobre', diz filósofo - 09/12/2014 - Mercado" Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese) . Retrieved . 2019-08-13
Stroud, Barry. (1977). Hume. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. ISBN . 0710086016 OCLC 3514852.
R. F. Atkinson Review of Barry Stroud, Hume Volume IV, Number 2 (November, 1978), 79-85 Hume Studies
Livingston, Donald W. (1979). "Review of Hume". Eighteenth-Century Studies. 13 (1): 100–103. doi: 10.2307/2738073. ISSN 0013-2586. JSTOR . 2738073
Long, Douglas C. (1982). "Review of Hume". Noûs. 16 (3): 474–477. doi: 10.2307/2216224. ISSN 0029-4624. JSTOR 2216224.
Williams, Michael (1978). "Review of Hume". The Philosophical Review. 87 (4): 633–635. doi: 10.2307/2184470. ISSN 0031-8108. JSTOR 2184470.
Stroud, Barry (1984-07-05). The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/0198247613.001.0001. ISBN . 9780191598494
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[Final Draft The Quest for Reality: Subjectivism and the Metaphysics of Colour, by Barry Stroud Preprint]. Published version: Mind. 120 (480): 1306–1309. doi:10.1093/mind/fzr090. ISSN 0026-4423.
Colour, World and Archimedean Metaphysics: Stroud and the Quest for Reality Justin Broackes [Draft Preprint] published version: Broackes, J. (2007) 66: 27. Erkenntnis
Moore, A. W. (2004). "The Metaphysics of Perspective: Tense and Colour" (PDF). Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 68 (2): 387–394. doi: 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2004.tb00350.x. ISSN 0031-8205.
Khlentzos, Drew (2011-12-19). "Review of Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction: Modality and Value". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
Fumerton, Richard (2012-06-18). "Review of The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. ISSN 1538-1617.
Sarah Stroud (2016). "Stroud on Scepticism and Subjectivism about Value" (PDF). Sképsis. 7 (14): 207–217. ISSN 1981-4194. . Revised and shortened version of her chapter in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding (2011).
Hannah Ginsborg (2011). "Inside and Outside Language: Stroud's Nonreductionism about Meaning" (PDF). In Jason Bridges; Niko Kolodny; Wai-Hung Wong (eds.). The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 147–181.
Bridges, Jason; Kolodny, Niko; Wong, Wai-hung (2011). The Possibility of Philosophical UnderstandingReflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.001.0001. ISBN . 9780195381658
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