# Mathematician:John Charles Chenoweth McKinsey

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## Mathematician

American mathematician best known for his work on mathematical logic and game theory. He also made significant contributions to modal logic.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 30 April 1908 in Clinton County, Indiana
- Died: October 26, 1953 in Palo Alto

## Publications

- 1934:
*A reduction in number of the postulates for C. I. Lewis' system of strict implication*(*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 40**: 425 – 427)

- 1935:
*On the independence of undefined ideas*(*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 41**: 291 – 297)

- 1936:
*Reducible Boolean functions*(*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 42**: 263 – 267)

- 1936:
*On Boolean functions of many variables*(*Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 40**: 343 – 362) www.jstor.org/stable/1989628

- 1948:
*A New Definition of Truth*(*Synthese***Vol. 7**: 428 – 433)

- 1948:
*Some Theorems About the Sentential Calculi of Lewis and Heyting*(*J. Symb. Logic***Vol. 13**: 1 – 15) (with Alfred Tarski) www.jstor.org/stable/2268135

- 1952:
*Some notions and problems of game theory*(*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 58**: 591 – 611)

- 1952:
*Introduction to the Theory of Games*

- 1953:
*Axiomatic foundations of classical particle mechanics*(*Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis***Vol. 2**: 253 – 272)

- 1953:
*Philosophy and the axiomatic foundations of physics*(*Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Philosophy***Vol. 6**: 49 – 53)

## Also known as

Known informally as **J.C.C. McKinsey** or **Chen McKinsey**