The University of Colorado has agreed to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $120,000 plus the rest of his salary for the academic year — about $65,000 — in exchange for his resignation.
Monton’s departure, which Chancellor Phil DiStefano termed “a business decision,” comes during a year of turmoil for the Boulder campus’ philosophy department, which has been accused of creating a culture that’s perceived to be unfriendly to women.
Monton had been under investigation for potentially violating the university’s amorous relationship policy with students, CU officials confirmed. Both Monton and CU deny any fault or liability to each other, according to the settlement agreement provided to the Daily Camera by both Monton and the university.
Monton declined to be interviewed for this story, but provided the Camera with an email he sent to colleagues in the philosophy department on Friday.
“As you may have gathered, I’ve been unhappy with the administration’s recent treatment of me and others in the philosophy department,” he wrote. “But I’m not interested (here or anywhere) in dwelling on the past; the good news is that the administration and I have reached a settlement agreement that will enable me to pursue other interests.”
More later, when we have it. No speculation.
We’ve now and then published short excerpts from one of his books. Here’s one: Bradley Monton on methodological naturalism and “control of the supernatural”
If there is general interest, we will link to more.
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