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Jaakko Hintikka

Jaakko Hintikka, Finnish philosopher, educator. Decorated Commander Order of the Lion of Finland, 1st class, 1987; recipient Wihuri International prize, 1976, E.J. Nyström prize Society Scientiarum Fennica, 1988, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto grand prize, 1989, Rolf Schock prize, Royal Swedish Academy Sciences, 2005; Guggenheim fellow, 1979-1980.

Background

  • Hintikka, Jaakko was born on January 12, 1929 in Helsingin Pitäjä, Finland. Son of Toivo Juho and Lempi J. (Salmi) Hintikka.

  • Education

    • Graduate in Philosophy, University Helsinki, Finland, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, Finland, 1956. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1954.

      Doctorate (honorary), University Liège, 1984. Doctorate (honorary), Jagiellonian University, 1995. Doctorate (honorary), Uppsala University, 2000.

      Doctorate (honorary), University Oulu, 2001. Doctorate (honorary), University Turku, 2003. Doctorate, University Bucarest, 2010.

    Career

    • Junior fellow Society Fellows, Harvard University, 1956-1959. Professor philosophy University Helsinki, 1959-1970. Research professor Academy Finland, 1970-1981.

      Professor philosophy Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1978-1990, McKenzie professor, 1986-1990, also professor computer science, 1986-1990. Professor Boston University, since 1990. Visiting professor Brown University, 1962, University California, Berkeley, 1963, Hebrew University Jerusalem, 1974.

      Part-time professor philosophy Stanford University, 1964-1982, Immanuel Kant lecturer, 1985. John Locke lecturer Oxford (England) University, 1964. Fellow Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1970-1971.

      Hägerström lecturer University Uppsala, 1983. Co-chair American organizing committee Twentieth World Congress Philosophical, 1998.

    Works

    • Investigating Wittgenstein
    • A revolutioinary interpretation of the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, this book presents an analysis of his early work in the "Tractatus" and its gradual transformation in the later philosophy of the "Investigations".

    Membership

    Member Association Symbolic Logic (vice president 1968-1970), International Institute Philosophy (vice president 1993-1996, president 1999-2002), International Union History and Philosophy Science (vice president 1971-1975, president 1975), Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters (honorary. Council 1972-1979), Philosophy of Science Association (governing board 1970-1972), Societas Scientiarum Fennica, International Federation Philosophical Societies (governing board 1978-1988, 93-98, vice president 1993-1998), American Philosophical Association (vice president Pacific division 1974-1975, president 1975-1976), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Norwegian Academy of Sciences, Christian Science Peirce Society (president 1997), Russian Academy of Sciences (foreign member), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa (honorary), Norwegian Royal Society Sciences.

    Connections

    • Married Merrill Bristow Provence, February 11, 1978 (deceased). Married Ghita Holmström, December 19, 1987.
    • father: Toivo Juho Hintikka
    • mother: Lempi J. (Salmi) Hintikka
    • spouses: Merrill Bristow Provence
    • Ghita Holmström
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    Born January 12, 1929
    Nationality
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    • 1952
      University Helsinki
    • 1956
      University Helsinki
    • 1954
      Harvard University
    • 1984
      University Liege
    • 1995
      Jagiellonian University
    • 2001
      University Oulu
    • 2003
      University Turku
    • 2010
      University Bucarest
    • 1956 - 1959
      Junior fellow, Society Fellows
    • 1959 - 1970
      professor, philosophy University Helsinki
    • 1970 - 1981
      research professor, Academy Finland
    • 1978 - 1990
      professor, philosophy Florida State University
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States
    • 1990
      professor, Boston University
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