, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 739-747
Date: 30 Nov 2010

David Hull: a memoir

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David Lee Hull was born on June 15, 1935 and died on August 12, 2010. Compulsory service in the military was followed by 4 years at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he majored in biology. He then joined the new program in the history and philosophy of science at Indiana University, and was one of the earliest to get a doctorate from that institution. His first job was in the philosophy department at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He worked there from 1964 to 1984. He then moved to the philosophy department at Northwestern University and worked there from 1984 to 2000, when he retired. He garnered a number of honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He had two honorary degrees, from Illinois Wesleyan and the University of Guelph in Canada. He was president of the Society of Systematic Zoology in 1984–1985 and of the Philosophy of Science Ass