The president of the Federal Republic of Germany has conferred upon Adolf Grünbaum ’44 the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse, or the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class and the faculty of the University of Cologne gave him the title of Ehrendoktorwürde, or the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy.
After graduating from Wesleyan with a bachelor of arts with high distinction in both philosophy and mathematics, Grünbaum went on to build the Philosophy, History and the Philosophy of Science departments at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught until 2003. Oxford University Press recently published the first of three volumes of Grünbaum’s Collected Works.
Read his story online here.