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05/14/2022

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George Gale

Lovely piece Eric, thank you. We all have our memories of dear Ted. In Spring 1983, I went to the Pitt Center for the first time. Nick Rescher sponsored me, and Peter Machamer was already a pal. I met Ted for the first time, and he was gracefully congenial and welcoming, and immediately started to probe me on Leibniz. We worked together all semester on the topic, I learned some amazing stuff, and, with Peter, crashed my way through Ted's fantastic wine cellar, drinking some incredible wines.
One of the awesome parts of that semester was Ted's seminar on Newton's optics. All of us fellows sat in. It was the most incredible free-for-all you could imagine: Ron Giere, Tom Nickles, John Worrall, Jim Woodward, and me, all of us sitting at Uncle Ted's feet, learning about Newton. One of the highlights of my intellectual life.

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