Izchak Miller

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Izchak Miller
Born 1935/1936
Died (aged 58)
New York City, NY, US
Nationality American
Occupation Philosopher

Izchak Miller (1935 – April 1, 1994) was a philosopher and author, known, among other things, for his books on Edmund Husserl and his contributions to Husserlian phenomenology.[1]

Miller was a coordinator of the Cognitive Science Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania from 1985 to 1986; he later on joined the faculty of Yeshiva University in 1993, and also taught at Stanford University, Brandeis University and the MIT.[1] In addition, he was employed at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) for a period of time.[2]

Miller died of cancer in New York City on April 1, 1994, at the age of 58.[1]


In addition to his academic career, Miller was also one of the core developers of the NetHack computer game from 1986 up to his death; version 3.2 of NetHack, the first to come out after his death, was dedicated to his memory. He appears in the game as the owner of a lighting store.[2] Also in honor of him, it is considered bad form to harm him in contrast to other creatures.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Izchak Miller". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. April 8, 1994. p. 20. 
  2. ^ a b Au, Wagner James (January 27, 2000). "The best game ever". Salon.com. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ https://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Izchak#Etiquette

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