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1Name:  Dr. Hilary Putnam
 Institution:  Harvard University
 Year Elected:  1999
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  407. Philosophy
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Deceased
 Birth Date:  1926
 Death Date:  March 13, 2016
Hilary W. Putnam is the Cogan University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. Before joining the faculty of Harvard, he was Professor of the Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also taught at Northwestern University and Princeton University (in both the Philosophy Department and Mathematics Departments). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as several honorary degrees. Dr. Putnam is past president of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division), the Philosophy of Science Association, and the Association for Symbolic Logic. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and of the British Academy. His books include three volumes of Philosophical Papers published by Cambridge University Press, a book on mind, language and computers titled Representation and Reality, and two volumes of collected papers published by Harvard University Press under the titles Realism with a Human Face and Words and Life. His new book, The Threefold Cord: Mind, Body and World has just been published by Columbia University Press. Dr. Putnam was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1998.
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