The Rolf Schock Prize 2011:Hilary Putnam's Views on Meaning
The Rolf Schock Prize symposium in 2011 in honor of The Rolf Schock Prize laureate in logic and philosophy Prof Hilary Putnam. All lectures will be available as video on demand at http://kvatv.se within one or two weeks.
Beijersalen, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien
Lilla Frescativägen 4A
Prof Hilary Putnam
The Rolf Schock Prize Laureate in Logic and Philosophy
Harvard University, MA, USA
Prof Richard Boyd
Cornell University, NY, USA
Prof Tyler Burge
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Prof Åsa Wikforss
Stockholm University, Sweden
Video on demand
The development of semantics, Hilary Putnam
Watch all the lectures at KVATV.se
The Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy 2011 is being awarded to Hilary Putnam “for his contribution to the understanding of semantics for theoretical and ‘natural kind’ terms, and of the implications of this semantics for philosophy of language, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science and metaphysics”.
Hilary Putnam was born in Chicago in 1926. Today, he is Cogan University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Putnam is a past President of the American Philosophical Association, the Philosophy of Science Association and the Association for Symbolic Logic.
The Rolf Schock Prizes are triennial and are awarded in the fields of logic and philosophy, mathematics, the visual arts and the musical arts. The prize amount is SEK 500,000 per category (USD 75,000), making a total of SEK 2 million. The prizes are awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The award ceremony will take place in Stockholm on 2 November 2011..
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. Please note that registration is binding.