© 1979

Essays in Honour of Jaakko Hintikka

On the Occasion of His Fiftieth Birthday on January 12, 1979

  • Editors
  • Esa Saarinen
  • Risto Hilpinen
  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
  • Merrill Provence Hintikka

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 124)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Semantics of Natural Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julius M. E. Moravcsik
      Pages 3-15
    3. Avishai Margalit
      Pages 17-47
    4. Lauri Carlson, Alice Ter Meulen
      Pages 61-72
  3. Mathematical Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Dana Scott
      Pages 75-90
    3. Jens Erik Fenstad
      Pages 91-99
  4. Applications of Formal Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Klemens Szaniawski
      Pages 135-146
  5. Philosophical Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. David Lewis
      Pages 163-175
    3. Veikko Rantala
      Pages 177-188
  6. Epistemology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Isaac Levi
      Pages 219-236

About this book


Jaakko Hintikka was born on January 12th, 1929. He received his doctorate from the University of Helsinki under the supervision of Professor G. H. von Wright at the age of 24 in 1953. Hintikka was appointed Professor of philosophy at the University of Helsinki in 1959. Since the late 50s, he has shared his time between Finland and the U.S.A. He was appointed Professor of philosophy at Stanford University in 1964. As from 1970 Hintikka has been permanent research professor of the Academy of Finland. He has published 13 books and about 200 articles, not to mention the various editorial and organizational activities he has played an active role in. The present collection of essays has been edited to honour Jaakko Hintikka on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. By dedicating a Festschrift to Jaakko Hintikka, the contributors wish to pay homage to this remarkable man whom they see not only as a scholar of prodigious energy and insight, but as a friend, colleague and former teacher. The contributors hope the essays collected here will bring pleasure to the man they are intended to honour. All of the essays touch upon topics Hintikka has taken an direct or indirect interest in, ranging from technical problems of mathematical logic and applications of formal methods through philosophical logic, philosophy of language, epistemology and history of philosophy to philosophical aesthetics.


Edmund Husserl Immanuel Kant aesthetics constitution continuity grammar history history of literature history of philosophy logic metaphysics philosophical logic physics semantic semantics

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essays in Honour of Jaakko Hintikka
  • Book Subtitle On the Occasion of His Fiftieth Birthday on January 12, 1979
  • Editors Esa. Saarinen
    I. Niiniluoto
    R. Hilpinen
    M. Provence
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0916-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-9862-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9860-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 396
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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