Willard Van Orman Quine
#474 Overall Influence

Willard Van Orman Quine

American philosopher and logician

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Willard Van Orman Quine was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition, recognized as “one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.” From 1930 until his death 70 years later, Quine was continually affiliated with Harvard University in one way or another, first as a student, then as a professor. He filled the Edgar Pierce Chair of Philosophy at Harvard from 1956 to 1978.

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Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University

Private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Oberlin College
Oberlin College

Private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, United States

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#45 World Rank #7 USA Rank
Philosophy
#84 World Rank #10 USA Rank
Mathematics