Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Scientific American Profile of Penelope Maddy

A rare glimpse of how someone became a philosopher of mathematics: Maddy describes the route from being a Westinghouse finalist to philosopher. Strangely, the profile does not mention her most recent book.


easwaran said...

Nice profile - but two of the four comments readers have left behind are just painful to read.

Chris Pincock said...

Yes, I wonder if this is a symptom of Scientific American readers or the more general understanding of mathematics? I remember the joy of the those Martin Gardner columns, but I can't say I've read much of this magazine over the past 10 years.