Philosopher's Downfall, From Star to 'Ruin,' Divides a Discipline

Gaston De Cardenas for The Chronicle

"This is a cloud I'll be under forever," says Colin McGinn, who resigned from the U. of Miami after a graduate student complained that he behaved inappropriately toward her. "I don't think it's ever going to lift."
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Colin McGinn is towering above Miami Beach.

The prominent British philosopher, who was considered a star hire by the University of Miami several years ago, is sitting on the deck of his penthouse condo as waves crash onto the shore 43 floors below.


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