Dagfinn Føllesdal

Philosopher, Academic

1932 –


Who is Dagfinn Føllesdal?

Dagfinn Føllesdal is the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, and professor emeritus at the University of Oslo.

He was born in Askim. After earning his bachelor and masters degrees at the University of Oslo, he attended Harvard University and earned his Ph.D. in 1961 under W.V.O. Quine. He taught at Harvard University from 1961 to 1964, and began teaching at Stanford University in 1968.

Føllesdal has written extensively on topics relating to the philosophy of language, phenomenology, existentialism, and hermeneutics.

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

He was a pupil of W.V.O. Quine, and Hubert Dreyfus was one of his students. He is a practicing Roman Catholic.

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Jun 22, 1932
  • Harvard University
  • University of Oslo

on July 23, 2013


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