The APA is saddened to note the passing of Dr. Fred Dretske (December 9, 1932 – July 24, 2013). Dretske served as president of the APA's Central Division in 1984-1985. He was until his death a Senior Research Scholar in Philosophy at Duke University; he previously taught at Stanford University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
I remember being so impressed with Dretske's _Seeing and Knowing_ when it first came out. Couldn't believe how young he was. I learned so much from that book that has stayed with me ever since. Those kinds of debts simply can't be repaid.