Canadian Ian Hacking receives Norways Holberg Prize

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OSLO, Norway - Canadian philosopher Ian Hacking has accepted Norway's 4.5 million kroner (about $850,000 Cdn) Holberg Prize for his research on the philosophy of science.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit presented Hacking the award Wednesday at a ceremony in the city of Bergen in southwestern Norway.
The University of Bergen awards committee says the 73-year-old Vancouver native won the prize for his research on the impact of history and culture on the formation of new ideas.
It says Hacking's work is "reframing our understanding of the interactions between the natural and the social worlds."
Hacking is a professor at the University of Toronto and College de France. He described his work in a speech as "finding out how to find out" by analyzing scientific discoveries in "historical time."
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Organizations: University of Toronto and College de France, University of Bergen

Geographic location: Norway, OSLO, Vancouver

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