Hilary putnam

Hilary Putnam (1926-2016)

  • Birth

    Hilary W. Putnam was born in Chicago in 1926. His father, Samuel Putman, was a well-known author and translator. His parents lived in france until 1934 and then moved to philadelphia.
  • Proceeds his eductaion

    Putnam got his Ph.D. in 1951 from UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty of Harvard in 1965, he instructed at Northwestern University from(1951-1952), Princeton University (1953-1961), where he got residency in both the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Mathematics in 1960, and after that at M.I.T. (1961-1965). He would Spend the remainder of his showing days at Harvard from (1965-2000).
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    Major Contribution

    His first philosophical works was "The Meaning of 'Significance'" (1975), which realizes implications not as absolutely mental substances (mental pictures) or as simply reasonable builds however as being moored in outer reality. Realism with a Human Face (1990), Words and Life (1994), Ethics without Ontology (2004), Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life: Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas, Wittgenstein (2008), and Philosophy in the Age of Science. These convey a deep sense of moral commitment.
  • Elected as

    Putnam was elected president of the American Philosophical Association and right after a year he was selected as Walter Beverly Pearson Professor of Mathematical Logic in recognition of his contributions to the philosophy of logic and mathematics.
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    For his contributions in philosophy and logic, Putnam was awarded the Rolf Schock Prize in 2011 and the Nicholas Rescher Prize for Systematic Philosophy in 2015.
  • Death

    Putnam died on March 13 at his home in Arlington, Massachusetts.
  • Citation

    Wikipedia contributors. “Hilary Putnam.” Wikipedia, 8 Jan. 2022, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Putnam#/media/File:Hilary_Putnam.jpg.
    “Hilary Putnam.” Department of Philosophy, philosophy.fas.harvard.edu/people/hilary-putnam. Accessed 9 Jan. 2022.