William Craig (philosopher)

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William Craig
William Craig, UC Berkeley Logic Group picnic 1977.
William Craig, UC Berkeley Logic Group picnic 1977.
Born(1918-11-13)November 13, 1918
DiedJanuary 13, 2016(2016-01-13) (aged 97)

William Craig (November 13, 1918[1] – January 13, 2016) was an American academic and philosopher, who taught at the University of California, Berkeley, in Berkeley, California. His research interests included mathematical logic, and the philosophy of science,[2] and he is best known for the Craig interpolation theorem.


William Craig was born in Nuremberg, German Empire, on November 13, 1918. He graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D in 1951. He married Julia Rebecca Dwight Wilson and had four children: Ruth, Walter, Sarah, and Deborah. In 1959 he moved to UC Berkeley. He died on January 13, 2016, at the age of 97.


Craig is particularly remembered in two theorems that bear his name:

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  1. ^ Shook, J.R.; Hull, R.T. (2005). Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers. 1. Thoemmes Continuum. p. 548. ISBN 9781843710370. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  2. ^ "William Craig". University of Berkeley. Retrieved 15 January 2016.

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