Danny Frederick (1955-2021)

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Danny. Danny was a star example of the gentleman philosopher, beholden to no-one, following an existential calling that he saw through with absolute integrity and dignity to the bitter end. For more about Danny’s life see his autobiographical notes here. See a mutual friend of ours’ Mark Friedman’s thoughts on Danny. See his book Freedom, Indeterminism, and Fallibilism, his essays commemorating the 25th year of Popper’s passing, and his coauthored paper The Liberal Defense of Immigration Control. We shared a deep concern with the Left’s now fashionable, Jew hatred and with the associated corrosion of liberal values in an age of mass undifferentiated migration. But perhaps our biggest shared bond was for the glory years of Black Sabbath (’70-’73) and the band Budgie. Below is a clip of Danny, in a great deal of pain, speaking from his bed.