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educator , Philosopher

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, U. Helsinki, 1959-1970;research professor, Academy Finland, 1970-1981;professor philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1978-1990;McKenzie professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1986-1990;also professor computer science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1986-1990;professor, Boston University, since 1990. Visiting professor Brown U., 1962, University of California, Berkeley, 1963, Hebrew U. Jerusalem, 1974. Part-time professor philosophy Stanford University, 1964-1982, ImmanuelKant lecturer, 1985.

John Locke lecturer Oxford (England) University, 1964. FellowCenter for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, 1970-1971. Hägerström lecturer U. Uppsala, 1983.

Co-chair American organizing committee Twentieth World Congress Philosophical, 1998.

Works

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