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 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Malcolm, Norman Adrian|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American philosopher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 11, 1911|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Selden (Kansas)|
|DATE OF DEATH||4th August 1990|
|Place of death||London|