George Boolos

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Philosopher and mathematical logician

Why Is George Boolos Influential?

According to Wikipedia, George Stephen Boolos was an American philosopher and a mathematical logician who taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Life Boolos is of Greek-Jewish descent. He graduated with an A.B. in mathematics from Princeton University after completing a senior thesis, titled "A simple proof of Gödel's first incompleteness theorem", under the supervision of Raymond Smullyan. Oxford University awarded him the B.Phil. in 1963. In 1966, he obtained the first PhD in philosophy ever awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the direction of Hilary Putnam. After teaching three years at Columbia University, he returned to MIT in 1969, where he spent the rest of his career.

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