Geoffrey Hellman

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This article is about the philosophy professor. For the writer and editor, see Geoffrey T. Hellman.

Geoffrey Hellman is an American professor and philosopher. He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1]


He obtained his B.A. and Ph.D. (1972) degrees in philosophy from Harvard University.



  • Hellman, Geoffrey (1989) Mathematics without numbers. Towards a modal-structural interpretation. The Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, New York, 1989.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Hellman, Geoffrey (1993) Constructive Mathematics and Quantum Mechanics: Unbounded Operators and the Spectral Theorem, Journal of Philosophical Logic 12, 221-248.
  • Feferman, Solomon; Hellman, Geoffrey (1995) Predicative foundations of arithmetic. J. Philos. Logic 24, no. 1, 1--17.
  • Hellman, Geoffrey (1997) Bayes and beyond. Philos. Sci. 64, no. 2, 191–221.
  • Hellman, Geoffrey (1998) Mathematical constructivism in spacetime. British J. Philos. Sci. 49, no. 3, 425–450.
  • Feferman, Solomon; Hellman, Geoffrey (2000) Challenges to predicative foundations of arithmetic. Between logic and intuition, 317–338, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

See also[edit]

Criticism of non-standard analysis


  1. ^ University of Minnesota department page
  2. ^ Biography page, University of Minnesota
  3. ^ Hellman, Geoffrey (1989). Mathematics without Numbers: Towards a Modal-Structural Interpretation. Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-824034-1. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 

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