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CLASS Remembers Philosophical Giant, Professor Emeritus Bredo Johnsen

The academic world has lost a luminary with the Jan. 22 passing of Professor Emeritus Bredo Johnsen, a distinguished member of the University of Houston Department of Philosophy. 

Johnsen made a lasting impact on the field of philosophy, earning his master’s degree in philosophy from Wayne State during that department's golden age in the early 1960s followed by a Ph.D. from Harvard. In 1967, Johnsen launched a nearly five-decade-long tenure at the University of Houston, where he would play a pivotal role in the department, establishing a legacy of intellectual rigor and academic excellence that continues to resonate.