John Perry (philosopher)

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John Richard Perry (born January 16, 1943) is an American philosopher and radio personality. He is a Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stanford University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside.

He is known primarily for his work on situation semantics (together with Jon Barwise), reflexivity, indexicality, personal identity, and self-knowledge. Along with Kenneth Allen Taylor, he hosted Philosophy Talk.

Perry was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He studied at Cornell University.

He was awarded the Jean Nicod Prize in 1999.[1] He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[2]

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