The APA is saddened to note the passing of Dr. Jaakko Hintikka (January 12, 1929 – August 12, 2015). Hintikka served as president of the APA's Pacific Division in 1975-1976. He was professor emeritus at Boston University, with which he had been affiliated since 1990. He taught at Stanford University from 1965 to 1982 and held previous positions at the University of Helsinki, the Academy of Finland, and Florida State University.
I am sad with the death of a greater philosopher. He wrote dozens of books and hundreds of articles, that appeared in over nine languages. I wanted to remember especially "How Can the Phenomenologist Have a Philosophy of Mathematics?", published in the book "Phenomenology and Mathematics", edited by Mirja Hartimo.
A philosopher of science both superbly trained and innovative, who set an example for younger colleagues seeking a wider range for philosophy of science. From his vantage point, he made fresh contributions even to ancient philosophy.
Jean De Groot