David Corfield

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David Corfield is a philosopher specializing in mathematics and psychology. He is the author of Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics (2003), in which he argues that the philosophical implications of mathematics did not stop with Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems. He has also co-authored a book with Darian Leader about psychosomatic medicine – Why Do People Get Ill? (2007). He joined the University of Kent in September 2007.

He is a member of the informal steering committee of nLab, a wiki-lab for collaborative work on mathematics, physics, and philosophy.

Papers and reviews[edit]

  • "Assaying Lakatos's Philosophy of Mathematics", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 28(1), 99–121 (1997).
  • "Beyond the Methodology of Mathematical Research Programmes", Philosophia Mathematica 6, 272–301 (1998).
  • "Come the Revolution...", critical notice on The Principles of Mathematics Revisited by Jaakko Hintikka, Philosophical Books 39(3), 150–6 (1998).
  • "The Importance of Mathematical Conceptualisation", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 32(3), 507–533 (2001).
  • "Bayesianism in Mathematics", in Corfield D. and Williamson J. (eds.) (2001), 175–201.
  • (with J. Williamson), "Bayesianism into the 21st Century", in Corfield D. and Williamson J. (eds.) (2001), 1–16.
  • Corfield D. and Williamson J. (eds.), Foundations of Bayesianism, Kluwer Applied Logic Series (2001).
  • "Argumentation and the Mathematical Process", G. Kampis, L. Kvasz & M. Stöltzner (eds.) Appraising Lakatos: Mathematics, Methodology, and the Man, 115–138. Kluwer, Dordrecht (2002).
  • Review of Conceptual Mathematics by F. W. Lawvere and S. Schanuel and A Primer of Infinitesimal Analysis by J. Bell, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 33B(2), 359–366 (2002).
  • "From Mathematics to Psychology: Lacan's missed encounters" in J. Glynos and Y. Stavrakakis (eds.) Lacan and Science, Karnac Books, 179–206 (2002).
  • Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics, Cambridge University Press (2003).
  • Review of Opening Skinner's Box by Lauren Slater, The Guardian, 27 March 2004.
  • Review of Krieger, M. (2005). "Doing Mathematics.". Philosophia Mathematica. 13: 106–111. 
  • "Categorification as a Heuristic Device", in D. Gillies and C. Cellucci (eds.) Mathematical Reasoning and Heuristics, King's College Publications (2005).
  • Why Do People Get Ill?, Hamish Hamilton (2007).
  • "Understanding the infinite II: Coalgebra". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 42: 571–579. 2011. doi:10.1016/j.shpsa.2011.09.013. 

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