Norman Malcolm

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Norman Adrian Malcolm (born June 11, 1911 in Selden , Kansas , † August 4, 1990 in London ) was an American philosopher . He got his doctorate at Harvard , from 1940 he worked at Princeton University .

During his stay in Cambridge from 1938 learned he Ludwig Wittgenstein know and attended his lectures on the foundations of mathematics in 1939. He became a close friend of Wittgenstein and his published 1958 memoir (to German: Memories of Wittgenstein ) are now considered one of the best testimony to Wittgenstein's remarkable personality.

Malcolm served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945 . He spent most of his career in America at Cornell University (1947-1958) before emigrating to Great Britain . In 1975 Malcolm was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences .

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