Amherst College - Daniel Velleman
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enProfessors Alexander George and Daniel Velleman Are Authors of New Book About the Philosophy of Mathematics
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"> <!-- START CONTENT --> <span class="fine-print">March 11, 2002<br> Director of Media Relations<br> 413/542-8417</span><p> AMHERST, Mass.—Alexander George, professor of philosophy, and Daniel Velleman, professor of mathematics at Amherst College, are the authors of <em>Philosophies of Mathematics</em> ($64.95 hardcover, $29.95 paperback, Blackwell Publishers, 2002).</p><p> George and Velleman write in the preface to Philosophies of Mathematics that in teaching college students about the topic, they “found few if any contemporary works that introduce and carefully develop the philosophies, the mathematical projects, and their complex interconnections.” Their use of the plural is deliberate; the three main streams of mathematical philosophy, logicism, intuitionism and finitism are all considered here. Some historical background is offered, but the emphasis is on the living philosophy.</p><p> A member of the faculty at Amherst since1988, George received a B.A. degree from Columbia University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He is editor of <em>Reflections on Chomsky</em> (1989) <em>Western State Terrorism</em> (1991) and <em>Mathematics and Mind</em> (1994). Velleman came to Amherst in 1983, having earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of <em>How to Prove It: A Structured Approach </em>(1994) and co-author of <em>Which Way Did the Bicycle Go? And Other Intriguing Mathematical Mysteries</em> (with Joseph Konhauser and Stan Wagon, 1996).) More information about Philosophies of Mathematics can be found at the <a href="http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=9780631195436&site=1" target="_blank">Blackwell Website</a>. </p><div align="center">###</div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2857">Daniel Velleman</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3529">alexander george</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3797">new releases</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4438">philosophies of mathematics</a></div></div></div>Wed, 11 Jul 2007 19:18:09 +0000emaradzike1010859 at https://www.amherst.eduAmherst College Math Professor Daniel Velleman To Edit American Mathematical Monthly
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<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p class="fine-print">May 12, 2006 <br> Director of Media Relations<br> 413/542-8417</p> <p class="text">AMHERST, Mass.—Daniel J. Velleman, professor of mathematics at Amherst College, has been selected to become the next editor of the <em>American Mathematical Monthly</em>. His term will begin with the January 2007 issue. The <em>American Mathematical Monthly</em> publishes articles, as well as notes and other features, about mathematics and the profession for readers with a broad range of mathematical interests, from professional mathematicians to undergraduate students of mathematics. The <em>American Mathematical Monthly</em> is written to be read, enjoyed and discussed.<br><br> Velleman came to Amherst in 1983, having earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of <em>How to Prove It: A Structured Approach</em> (1994), and co-author of <em>Which Way Did the Bicycle Go? And Other Intriguing Mathematical Mysteries</em> (with Joseph Konhauser and Stan Wagon, 1996) and <em>Philosophies of Mathematics</em> (with Alexander George, 2002).</p><p class="text" align="center">###</p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Tags: </div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/55">editor</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/taxonomy/term/552">news releases</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/782">faculty</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1701">mathematics</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1956">math</a></div><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2857">Daniel Velleman</a></div><div class="field-item even"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2858">American Mathematical Monthly</a></div></div></div>Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:50:31 +0000daustin098767 at https://www.amherst.edu