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Kalish (Donald) papers
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Donald Kalish, born December 4, 1919, was a logician, UCLA professor, and anti-war activist. His areas of expertise included logic and set theory. Kalish was known for his activism and opposition to the Vietnam War, as well as US military involvement in Central America and for hiring Angela Davis in 1969. This collection consists of materials related to Kalish's writings, teaching career, research, political activities, and personal life. The papers include course materials, lecture notes, correspondence, scrapbooks, political ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, and audio tapes.
Background
Donald Kalish, born December 4, 1919, was a logician, UCLA professor, and anti-war activist. Born in Chicago, Kalish earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology at UC Berkeley. He also received his doctorate in philosophy from UC Berkeley in the late 1940s. He later taught at Swarthmore College before moving to UCLA in 1949 and where he served as chairman of the UCLA Philosophy Department from 1964 to 1970. His areas of expertise included logic and set theory, and he worked closely with Richard Montague to develop formal logical proofs by natural deduction. Together they published Logic: Techniques of Formal Reasoning in 1964. Kalish later published a second edition in 1980 with Gary Mar.
Extent
91.2 Linear Feet (228 boxes)
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