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Casimir Lewy 1919–1991

IAN HACKING

in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263938
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734236 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.003.0008

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Casimir Lewy 1919–1991

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Casimir Lewy was a memorable teacher of philosophy who left a deep imprint on the ways that subsequent generations of Cambridge philosophers thought, wrote, and taught. He was able to do so when the university still took its chief glory to be the way that it educated undergraduates. Dr Lewy, as he was always called by his charges, did not have students: he had pupils. He did not give graduate seminars: he lectured undergraduates about philosophical logic and analysis with a furious passion, an intimidating rigour, and an unmatched body language.

Keywords: philosophers; biography; obituary

Chapter.  2921 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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