Ian Hacking

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Ian Hacking was born on February 18, 1936 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Most notable work

    Most notable work
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFIg0vNKkJc Ian Hacking is one of the world's leading scholars in the fields of philosophy and history of science. His most notable work includes Entity realism Historical ontology (transcendental nominalism). In his book "Representing and Intervening" he deals with the different philosophical accounts of scientific objectivity and the reality of scientific entities, giving a new direction to debates about realism.
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    Studies

    Ian Hacking earned undergraduate degrees from the University of British Columbia in 1956 and the University of Cambridge, where he also earned his PhD.
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    Publications

    Hacking, Ian (1983). Representing and Intervening: Introductory Topics in the Philosophy of Natural Science. Cambridge University
    Press.
    Hacking, Ian (1987). Representing and Intervening. Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 92 (2):279-279.
    Hacking, Ian (1995). Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory. Princeton University Press.
    Hacking, Ian (1999). The Social Construction of What?. Harvard University Press.
    Hacking, Ian (2002). Historical Ontology. Harvard University.
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    Awards

    In 2000, he was awarded the $50,000 Molson Prize. In 2002 he won the Killam Prize for the Humanities, a value of $100,000 awarded by the Canada Council. In 2009, he was named winner of the Holberg International Memorial Prize, a Norwegian award for scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. In 2014 he also won the Balzan prize, an $800,000 award for his distinguished work in his filed.