Talk:Keith Devlin

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Accuracy dispute[edit]

NOTE FROM KEITH DEVLIN: This entry contains many biographic errors and omissions. A more reliable source is my Stanford website and its mirror profkeithdevlin.com, both of which contain a complete CV. (Dec 24, 2011) — Preceding text originally posted on Keith Devlin (diff) by Keithdevlin (talkcontribs) 18:05, December 24, 2011‎ (UTC)

In response, the article is now tagged with {{Disputed}} & {{BLP Sources}}, and is placed in Category:Science and academia work group articles needing attention via a parameter in {{WikiProject Biography}}. For more, see Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons, especially the section dealing with edits by the subject of the article. Senator2029talk 01:26, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Set theorist[edit]

Currently Devlin is described as a "mathematician", which is not terribly specific. Should he not be described as a set theorist, or at least a mathematical logician? Has he done serious research outside of mathematical logic, and if so, is it of comparable quantity and quality to his work in mathematical logic?

The article seems largely aimed at non-mathematicians, which given Devlin's importance as a popularizer is probably fine. Still, he is also a real mathematician, and the article really ought to have information about that as well. --Trovatore (talk) 00:39, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Keith is currently finishing the second iteration of Mathematical Thinking, a MOOC course, under COURSERA, sponsored by Stanford University. He combines his expertise in mathematical logic, number theory and real analysis, plus his noteworthy pedagogical skills, to develop and teach the proper way to think when thinking mathematically, especially by employing mathematical logic when proving mathematical statements and theorems. This course is free to join, and is open to anybody, anywhere in the world, if they have an internet connection. The text is an amazing little book Keith wrote to fit this purpose Introduction to Mathematical Thinking. I can write this because I am an on-line student of his course who is finishing the last couple of weeks.Langing (talk) 20:10, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

While we appreciate your enthusiasm, material added to this encyclopedia must be supported by reliable sources and written from a neutral point of view. ElKevbo (talk) 20:52, 19 April 2013 (UTC)