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Kripke to receive Schock Prize

Saul Kripke, the McCosh Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, has been selected to receive the 2001 Rolf Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy.

The prize is being given to Kripke "for his creation of the modal-logical semantics that bear his name and for his associated original and profound investigations of identity, reference and necessity," according to a news release from the Schock Foundation.

The release further states, "Kripke's revolutionizing work in (modal logic) meant that we for the first time gained access to a simple and very far-reaching mathematical theory that was consonant with our philosophical intuitions."

As announced earlier, Elliott Lieb, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and professor of mathematical physics at Princeton, will be awarded the Schock Prize for Mathematics. The two were selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. They will be honored in a ceremony Oct. 25 in Stockholm.

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