Alan Baker (philosopher)
Alan R. Baker is a professor of Philosophy in Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania, United States), specializing in the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of science. He is also a former U.S. shogi champion and created the only active shogi club at an American university.
Baker did his undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy with first class honours in 1991. He then moved to the U.S. for graduate school, earning a master's degree in 1995 and a Ph.D. in 1999, both in philosophy from Princeton University. His doctoral supervisors were Paul Benacerraf and Gideon Rosen. After working as an assistant professor at Xavier University, he moved to Swarthmore in 2003.
- 2008: Champion of the 13th U.S. Shogi championship.
- 2008: 3rd place at individual tournament of 4th International Shogi Forum (Tendō).
- 2009: 2nd place at British Open Shogi Championship.
- 2014: 1st place at group B of individual tournament of 6th International Shogi Forum (Shizuoka)
- Curriculum vitae (October 2012), retrieved 2014-04-08.
- Alan R. Baker at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Bangu, Sorin Ioan (2008), "Inference to the Best Explanation and Mathematical Realism", Synthese, 160 (1): 13–20, doi:10.1007/s11229-006-9070-8.
- Alan Baker (2005-11-06). "Pop Quiz: I Think, Therefore I Pass". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2014-03-28.
- Alan Baker (2005-11-06). "Quiz answers". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- FESA list for 1 jun 2014
- Shogi and me, Swarthmore College Feature Stories Archive, May 14, 2008.
- 4th International Shogi Forum(in Russian)
- Alan Baker: FESA profile
- 6th International Shogi Forum, Shizuoka
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