August 24, 2011
Philosophy Chair Burt Hopkins just published The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics (Indiana University Press). The book is the first comprehensive review of the work of Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein on the philosophical foundations of the logic of modern symbolic mathematics.
In his review of the book, American philosopher and Chicago University Professor Robert B. Pippin called it a “striking original study . . . for the history of mathematics, our understanding of Husserlian phenomenology, and the concepts of formality and formalization.”
Hopkins, a prolific scholar, published The Philosophy of Husserl(Acumen Publishing) last November.
Hopkins received his Ph.D. from DePaul University, and joined the Seattle University faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1989. He specializes in 20th century European philosophy, Husserl, Heidegger, early modern philosophy, Plato, and philosophy and psychology. In addition to his teaching and research, he is General Editor for New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate degrees and 7 advanced degrees.
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