In Memoriam: Juha Sihvola (1957-2012)

With a sad heart we share news of the passing of Juha Sihvola, a dear colleague and former Junior Fellow at CHS (1994-1995). Professor Sihvola, who was the Director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and a Professor of History at the University of Jyväskylä, died on June 14th due to illness. Sihvola was a leading intellectual figure in Finland and contributed greatly to our understanding of Aristotle and Hellenistic Philosophy. He authored several important works including Decay, progress, the good life? Hesiod and Protagoras on the development of culture, Maailmankansalaisen etiikka [The Ethics of the World Citizen], and Hyvän elämän politiikka [Politics of the good life]. He was also the editor of several volumes including Ancient Scepticism and the Sceptical Tradition and (co-edited with Martha Nussbaum) The Sleep of Reason: Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome. Juha was a treasured member of our community and will be remembered for the gifts of his warm friendship and generous intellect.