State of General Educ LO7149
Fri, 3 May 1996 01:26:44 -0400

Replying to LO7065 --

In a message dated 96-05-02 23:34:06 EDT, you write:

>I wonder how many LOers are aware that Whitehead was a fine mathematician
>before he became a philosopher. If he could see today what modelers do
>with mathematics, he would probably go into exponentially-increasing

Actually, I would say virtually all great philosophers are, by nature if
not practice (and, as you say, many by practice: Whitehead, Pierce,
Aristotle; Boole in his own way was a philosopher; Godel) mathematicians.

For some time IBM tended to hire mathematicians, philosophy graduates, and
music majors as programmers while steadfastly ignoring computer science


Perhaps QES rather than QED (Suggested)

Hal Popplewell


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