Mathematician:John Charles Chenoweth McKinsey

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




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


  • 1934: A reduction in number of the postulates for C. I. Lewis' system of strict implication (Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. Vol. 40: pp. 425 – 427)
  • 1948: A New Definition of Truth (Synthese Vol. 7: pp. 428 – 433)
  • 1952: Introduction to the Theory of Games

Also known as

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