Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Dr. Haynes was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, the Founding Editor of the journal Agricultural and Human Values, and long-time secretary of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society.

Dr. Richard Pierce Haynes, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home April 22, 2014. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware August 4, 1931 to Preston Pierce & Otelie Haynes. Dr. Haynes received a B.A. degree from Penn State University, where he met and married Beverly Ann Corl, with whom he raised four children. Dr. Haynes earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Illinois, and taught at the Universities of Nevada and Hawaii, after which he moved his family to Gainesville, where he taught at UF for 40 years, retiring in 2007. Dr. Haynes was interested in Ancient Greek philosophy, as well as contemporary moral issues in agriculture and animal welfare. Dr. Haynes authored Animal Welfare: Competing Conceptions and Their Ethical Implications, was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, the Founding Editor of the journal Agricultural and Human Values, and the secretary of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. Richard was an avid plant lover, and spent his leisure time tirelessly creating and maintaining his nature park at his property, where he also ran Haynes Prairie Nursery for many years. He was known for his compassion for animals, his generosity, and his easygoing nature. —Gainesville Sun

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