W V Quine

Rolf Schock Prize - Logic and philosophy 1993

For his systematical and penetrating discussions of how learning of language and communication are based on socially available evidence and of the consequences of this for theories on knowledge and linguistic meaning - in paraticular the works "From a Logical Point of View" (1953), "Word and Object" (1960), and "Pursuit of Truth" (1990, 1992)