Jaakko Hintikka

Wihuri International Prize 1976

Jaakko Hintikka
Philosophy

Born 12 January 1929 in Vantaa, Finland.
Died 12 august 2015 in Porvoo, Finland

Junior Fellow Harvard University 1956–1959
Professor Helsinki University 1959–1970
Stanford University 1964–1982,
Florida State University 1978–1990,
Boston University 1990
Research Professor at the Academy of Finland 1970–1981
John Lock Lecturer, Oxford University 1964
Axel Hägerström Lecturer, Uppsala University 1983
Immanuel Kant Lecturer, Stanford University 1984
Chaim Perelman Lecturer, TelAviv University 1994
President of International Union of History and Philosophy of Science 1975
President of American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division 1975–1976
Vice President of International Federation of Philosophical Societies 1993–1998
President of Institut International de Philosophie 1999–2002
Honorary Member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters,
Societas Scientiarum Fennica Institut International de Philosophie,
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters,
Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Science, Hungarian Academy of Science

Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Liège University 1984, Jagiellonian University 1995, Uppsala University 2000, University of Oulu 2002 and University of Turku 2003

Publications

  • 37 books authored or coauthored, over 300 scholarly papers published
  • Knowledge and Belief 1962
  • Models for Modalities 1969
  • Logic, LanguageGames and Information 1973
  • The Game of Language 1983
  • Investigating Wittgenstein (with Merrill B. Hintikka) 1986
  • The Principles of Mathematics Revisited 1996

Edited

  • 18 volumes
  • Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Synthese 1965–1976, 1982–2002
  • International Symposia and dedecated volumes on Hintikka
  • Perspectives on the Philosophy of J.H., Helsinki 1989
  • Colloque Jaakko Hintikka, Paris 1994
  • The Philosophy of J.H. (Library of Living Philosophers vol. 30) 2006

E.J. Nyström Prize of Societas Scientiarum Fennica 1988
Grand Prize (kunniapalkinto) of Suomen Kulttuurirahasto 1989
Schock Prize of Royal Swedish Academy of Science 2005

 

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