Richard Montague was a mathematician,
theorist and UCLA Professor of Philosophy, known as the namesake behind Montague Grammar
theory of natural language semantics. The collection consists of correspondence, lecture
notes, research notes, and personal materials relating to Montague's role as an
Richard Montague was born in Stockton, California on September 20, 1930. Montague studied
philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his bachelor's degree in
1950. During his graduate work, Montague studied mathematics and philosophy with Alfred
Tarski at Bekeley. His dissertation, Contributions to the Axiomatic Foundations of Set
Theory, contained groundbreaking work on axiomatic set theory and helped propel Montague's
academic career forward. Montague received his master's degree in mathematics from Berkeley
in 1953 and his doctorate in the same subject in 1957.
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