Saul Kripke Enters Agreement to Keep Archive of Philosophical Work at the Graduate Center

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Saul Kripke Enters Agreement to Keep Archive of Philosophical Work at the Graduate Center

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 --The Graduate Center has entered a fifteen-year agreement with noted logician and philosopher Saul Kripke to curate and preserve the Kripke Archive. The archive is Kripke's collection of original philosophical and academic works, housed in the Saul Kripke Center within the Graduate Center.

"The Philosophy Program is thrilled to have secured Professor Kripke's archive at the Saul Kripke Center," noted Professor Iakovos Vasiliou, executive officer of the Graduate Center's Ph.D. Program in Philosophy. "This is an invaluable resource not only for the philosophy faculty and graduate students at the Graduate Center but for the international philosophical community as a whole, who will no doubt study Kripke's work for decades to come."

Kripke, distinguished professor in the Ph.D. Programs in Philosophy and Computer Science and author of pioneering works in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of language, is considered one of the greatest living philosophers.

"This distinction, together with the fact that about 70 percent of Saul's work has not been published, make his archive the most valuable philosophical archive in the world," said Michael Devitt, distinguished professor of philosophy.

After the initial fifteen-year term, the loan agreement is expected to continue in five-year increments.

About the Saul Kripke Center
Established in 2007, The Saul Kripke Center houses the archives of Professor Saul A. Kripke, one of our most distinguished philosophers and logicians, who has made significant and wide-ranging contributions to both mathematical logic and philosophy. The Center is currently creating a digital archive to preserve Professor Kripke's works, including recordings of lectures and seminars dating back to 1970, and lecture notes, manuscripts, and philosophical and mathematical correspondence dating back to the 1950s. The Center sponsors graduate fellowships for students enrolled in the Graduate Center's Ph.D Program in Philosophy.

About the Graduate Center
The Graduate Center's (GC) mission is to prepare the next generation of scholars for careers in the academy, cultural institutions, and public service, to carry out advanced research and scholarship, and to increase public understanding of pressing matters of local and global significance. Approximately 4,500 students are enrolled in forty doctoral and master's programs, sustained by a wide range of financial support. Recognized for its scholarly leadership across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, the GC is also a platform for influential public intellectuals, who, through the GC's public programs, inform and enliven debate, and enrich the cultural life of New York City.

Submitted on: JUL 17, 2014

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