JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE ROLF SCHOCK PRIZE IN LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY
(40% of recipients)
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Listed below are recipients of the Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy who were, or are, Jews.  The Schock Prizes are awarded every two-or-three years for outstanding contributions in four categories of human endeavor.  Awards are decided by three of the Royal Swedish Academies.  The Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy is generally regarded as the most prestigious in the field.
  • Saul Kripke (2001)
  • Solomon Feferman (2003)
  • Thomas Nagel (2008)
  • Hilary Putnam 1 (2011)
  • Saharon Shelah (2018)
  • David Kaplan (2022)

NOTES
1. Son of a Jewish mother and a non-Jewish father, Putnam described himself as "a practicing Jew."  See Renewing Philosophy, by Hilary Putnam (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA and London, 1992, p.1).  See also the introduction to Hilary Putnam's Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life: Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas, Wittgenstein (Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2002). 

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