Michael Resnik

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Michael David Resnik (born March 20, 1938 in New Haven, Connecticut) is a leading contemporary philosopher of mathematics.[1][2] He obtained his B.A. in mathematics and philosophy at Yale University in 1960, and his PhD in Philosophy at Harvard University in 1964. He wrote his thesis on Frege.[3][4] He was appointed Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1967, Professor in 1975, and University Distinguished Professor in 1988.[5] He is Professor Emeritus of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently resides in rural Chatham County, North Carolina.

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  1. ^ M. D. Resnik (1974) On the Philosophical Significance of Consistency Proofs, Journal of Philosophical Logic pp. 133–147 URL DOI
  2. ^ M. D. Resnik (1981) Mathematics as a Science of Patterns: Ontology and Reference, Noûs Vol. 15, No. 4, Special Issue on Philosophy of Mathematics, pp. 529–550. URL DOI
  3. ^ M. D. Resnik (1964) Dissertation: Frege's Methodology: A Critical Study, Harvard University, 274 pp.
  4. ^ M. D. Resnik (1981) Frege and Analytic Philosophy: Facts and Speculations Midwest Studies In Philosophy Vol. 6, pp. 83–104. DOI
  5. ^ "UNC Graduate Record 2002–2004". 

Books by Resnik[edit]

  • Elementary Logic. 1970. 
  • Frege and the Philosophy of Mathematics. 1980. 
  • Choices: An Introduction to Decision Theory. 1987. 
  • Mathematical Objects and Mathematical Knowledge. 1995. ISBN 1-85521-638-8. 
  • Mathematics As a Science of Patterns. 1997. 

Journal articles[edit]

  • "On Skolem's Paradox". Journal of Philosophy. 1966. 
  • "On the Philosophical Significance of Consistency Proofs". Journal of Philosophical Logic. 1974. 
  • "Frege and Analytic Philosophy: Facts and Speculations". Midwest Studies. 1981. 
  • "Mathematics as a Science of Patterns: Ontology and Reference". Noûs. 1981. 
  • "Logic: Normative or Descriptive?". Philosophy of Science. 1985. 
  • "Impartial Welfarism and the Concept of a Person". Erkenntnis. 1986. 
  • "Second-order Logic Still Wild!". Journal of Philosophy. 1988. 
  • "Between Mathematics and Physics". Philosophy of Science Association Proceedings. 1990. 
  • "A Naturalized Epistemology for Mathematical Objects". Philosophica. 1990. 
  • "Immanent Truth". Mind. 1991. 
  • "Proof as a Source of Truth". Proof and Knowledge in Mathematics, ed. by Detlefsen. 1992. 
  • "Scientific vs. Mathematical Realism: The Indispensability Argument". Philosophia Mathematica. 1994. 
  • "Scientific versus Mathematical Realism: The Indispensability Argument". Philosophia Mathematica. 1995. 
  • "Structural Relativity". Philosophia Mathematica. 1996. 
  • "On Positing Mathematical Objects". Frege: Importance and Legacy, M. Schirn, ed. 1996. 

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