OMNIA Podcast: Tribute to Hilary Putnam, C’48, HON’85 (Audio)

Professors of Philosophy Gary Hatfield, Scott Weinstein, and Daniel Singer discuss the influential scholar’s legacy in their field and his unique connection with Penn as scholar and alumnus.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Audio by Alex Schein


Hilary Putnam, C’48, HON’85

 

Hilary Putnam (1926-2016) is considered to be one of the most influential minds of the 20th Century—making significant contributions to the fields of philosophy, mathematics, and computer science, among others. Putnam received his undergraduate degree from Penn in 1948 and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University in 1985.

Putnam was the Cogan University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University where he served as faculty in the Department of Philosophy starting in 1965. In this special OMNIA podcast, we speak with professors Gary Hatfield, Adam Seybert Professor in Moral and Intellectual Philosophy; Scott Weinstein, Professor of Philosophy; and Daniel Singer, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, about Putnam’s legacy in their field and his unique connection with Penn as scholar and alumnus.

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