Georg Henrik vonWright

Wihuri International Prize 1976

Georg Henrik vonWright
Philosophy

Born 14 June 1916 in Helsinki
Died 16 June 2003 in Helsinki

Emeritus Member of the Academy of Finland
Professor at Helsinki University 1946–1961
Chancellor of Åbo Akademi 1967–1976
Member of the Academy of Finland 1961–1986
President of the same 1968–1970
Professor at Cambridge University 1948–1951
Has acted as Visiting Professor and Lecturer at universities in numerous countries
Andrew D. White ProfessoratLarge, Cornell University, 1965–1977
Gifford Lectures, 1959–60
Tarner Leetures, 1969
Woodbridge Lectures, 1972.
Member: Societas Scientiarum Fennica since 1947, President 1966–1967
Mernber: Finnish Academy of Scienee and Letters since 1973
President the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) 19631965 and Institut International de Philosqphie, 1975–1978
Awarded Honorary Doctorates by Helsinki, Liverpool, Lund, Turku, Tampere, Buenos Aires, Salta, Bologna, Tromso, Stockholm, Leipzig, Innsbruck, Bergen Universities, St. Olaf College and Åbo Academy

Publications

  • The Logical Problem of Induction 1941
  • Den logiska empirismen (Logical Empiricism) 1943
  • A Treatise on Induction and Probability, 195l
  • An Essay in Modal Logic, 195 l; Logieal Studies, 1957
  • Logik, filosofi och språk (Logic, Philosophy and Language), 1957
  • The Varieties of Goodness, 1963
  • Norm and Action 1963
  • The Logie of Preference, 1963
  • An Essay in Deontie Logie, 1968
  • Explanation and Understanding, 197l
  • Causality and Determinism, 1974
  • Wittgenstein, 1982
  • Philosophical Papers I-III 19831984
  • Tiede ja ihmisjärki (Science and Reason), 1986
  • The Tree of Knowledge, 1993
  • Six Essays in Philosophical Logie, 1996
  • In the Shadow of Descartes.

Swedish Academy Gold Medal

 

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