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J. B. Kennedy
Born (1958-04-25) 25 April 1958 (age 60)
Maryland, United States of America
Residence Manchester, England
Nationality American
Education BSE (Princeton), PhD (Stanford)
Occupation Philosopher, Historian of Science
Organization University of Manchester
Spouse(s) Louise Crascall
Children One daughter, one son

John Bernard Kennedy, Jr. (born 25 April 1958) is an American philosopher and historian of science. He is a Visiting Scholar in the Centre for the History of Science and Technology at the University of Manchester in England. His main academic interest is in the history and philosophy of mathematics and physics, with a specialty in ancient Greek science and philosophy.

Kennedy is best known for his book, The Musical Structure of Plato's Dialogues (2010), on the stichometric and musical structure in Plato's dialogues. When first reported in the journal Apeiron, this discovery received widespread international media attention. It has been the subject of several academic conferences or special sessions.

put in copies of guardian and THES

at Leeds University, the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, and the University of Brasilia.


Early life and education[edit]

Kennedy was born in Maryland and raised in New Jersey, United States of America. He graduated from Montville High School and Princeton University. He later worked for NEC, Inc. in Tokyo. He earned his doctorate in philosophy at Stanford University, where he studied in the History and Philosophy of Science Program.


Kennedy was an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of the [[University of Notre Dame]] (U.S.A.). He was an NSF Principal Investigator in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University (U.K.) and then moved to the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester (U.K.).


  • The Musical Structure of Plato's Dialogues (2010). ISBN ???
  • Space, Time, and Einstein (???). ISBN ???
  • Shape Memory Alloys (translated from Japanese, 19??). ISBN ???


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