Jaakko Hintikka (1929– ) is a Finnish logician and philosopher, and professor of philosophy at Boston University.
Hintikka presented a method of doing epistemic logic, a contextual logic meant to symbolize sentences about knowledge and belief. In his 1962 book Knowledge and Belief, he provides new operators which closely resemble those of modal logic:
Name: Jaakko Hintikka
Born: January 12, 1929
Degrees: Ph.D. (University of Helsinki)
Awards: Wihuri International Prize (1976)
Rolf Schock Prize (2005)