John Yolton joined Rutgers in 1978 as Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Rutgers College. After stepping down as Dean in 1985, he continued as professor until his retirement in 1992. Yolton was a scholar of the early modern period, especially Locke. He received many awards and prizes, including fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.
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