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Boolos, George Stephen

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Born: 1940 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Philosopher, Philosophers, Professors

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1940 - George Stephen Boolos was born on the 4th of September in New York City. Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy.

1961 - Graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in mathematics.

1963 - Oxford University awarded him the B. Phil.

1966 - Served as first recipient of Ph.D. in philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

         - He taught at Columbia University for three years before returning to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1969 - Became professor of philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1974 - Co-wrote "Computability and Logic".

1979 - Wrote "The Unprovability of Consistency" and  "The Logic of Provability".

1993 - He qualified for the London Regional Final of the London Times crossword puzzle competition, where he scored one of the highest scores ever achieved by an American.

1995 - President of Association for Symbolic Knowledge.

1996 - Boolos was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a book on Frege, and he had been recently appointed Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

         - He died on 27th of May at his home in Cambridge at the age of 55. The death was the result of pancreatic cancer.

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