Nino Cocchiarella Collection


Professor Emeritus
Department of Philosophy
Indiana University Bloomington

Nino Cocchiarella (born 1933), Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Indiana University, is best known for his work in formal logic and ontology.

He received his B.S. in Philosophy from Columbia University in 1958, and then went on to complete a Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1966. His areas of special interest are logic and formal semantics; philosophy of mathematics, language, and science; artificial intelligence and cognitive science; metaphysics and comparative formal ontology; Montague grammar and philosophical linguistics; and Indian philosophy.

He is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Philosophical Logic, Metalogicon, and Axiomathes. He has been both an National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation fellow. Dr. Cocchiarella received the "Gladiatore dí Oro" award (Golden Gladiator) in 2004, the "Diploma di Benemerenza" in November 2002 for excellence in scholarship, and was awarded a "Cittadinanza Onoraria" (honorary citizenship) and given the keys to the city in November 2003 by Fragneto L'Abate, Benevento Province, Italy.

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