Saul Kripke (1940-2022) | We every day

Saul Kripke, one of the most influential analytical philosophers of the 20th century, has passed away.

Professor Kripke was well known for his work in the philosophy of language and logic, with his Denomination and necessity, the book version of the lectures he delivered at Princeton University in 1970, widely recognized as one of the most important works of 20th century analytic philosophy. An overview of his influential work can be found here, and a list of his publications can be viewed here.

At the time of his death, Kripke was professor emeritus of philosophy and computer science at the CUNY Graduate Center. From 1977 to 1998 he was professor of philosophy at Princeton University. Before that, he held positions at Rockefeller University, Harvard University, and Princeton, and even before earning his BA from Harvard in 1962, he taught classes at Yale and MIT. He has held numerous visiting positions around the world during his career, including Cornell University, UCLA, University of Oxford, University of Utrecht and University Hebrew, to name a few.

Among his many honors were the 2001 Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy from the Swedish Academy of Sciences,

He died on September 15.

A more detailed commemorative notice will be published.

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