Jacob Klein Conference
June 4-5, 2013
St. John's College will host an academic conference on the work of Jacob Klein, former dean and member of the founding generation of the New Program. Eleven scholars from philosophy and the history of mathematics from nine different institutions will present papers and lead discussions focusing primarily on themes developed in Klein's ground-breaking work, Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origins of Algebra. While the power and insight of this work has long been recognized among a few scholars, it has recently been brought to the attention of a wider audience, particularly among philosophers of a phenomenological bent, by the work of Seattle University professor, Burt Hopkins, culminating in his recently published book, The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics: Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein. Professor Hopkins hosted an earlier conference on Klein in Seattle in 2010, to which this conference is a follow-up.
Location: Hodson Room, Mellon Hall, St. John’s College
The conference is free and open to the public, although participation in the two seminars is by invitation. The readings for these seminars are available for download:
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