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Nelson Goodman

Nelson GoodmanBorn: 7-Aug-1906
Birthplace: Somerville, MA
Died: 25-Nov-1998
Location of death: Needham, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Everett, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fact, Fiction, and Forecast

Military service: US Army (1942-45, WWII)

Wife: Katharine Sturgis Goodman (artist, m. fifty years, d. 1996)

    University: BS, Harvard University (1928)
    University: PhD Philosophy, Harvard University (1941)
    Teacher: Instructor, Tufts University (1944-45)
    Professor: University of Pennsylvania (1946-64)
    Scholar: Research Fellow, Center for Cognitive Studies, Harvard University (1962-63)
    Professor: Brandeis University (1964-67)
    Professor: Philosophy, Harvard University (1968-77)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1946-47

Author of books:
A Study of Qualities (1941)
The Structure of Appearance (1951)
Fact, Fiction, and Forecast (1955)
Languages of Art: An Approach to a Theory of Symbols (1968)
Problems and Projects (1972)
Ways of Worldmaking (1978)
Of Mind and Other Matters (1984)
Reconceptions in Philosophy and other Arts and Sciences (1988, with Catherine Z. Elgin)


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