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Joseph Dauben
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Lehman College
Phone: 718-960-8288
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Harvard University
Research Interests: History of Science, History of Mathematics; the Scientific Revolution; Sociology of Science; Intellectual History, 17-18th Centuries; History of Chinese Science; History of Botany
Selected Publications

Fuzzy Logic and Mathematics: A Historical Perspective, with George J. Klir and Radim Bĕlohlávek (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 553 pp.

九章筭術  Nine Chapters on the Art of Mathematics. A Critical Edition and English Translation based upon a New Collation of the Ancient Text and Modern Chinese Translation (with GUO Shuchun and XU Yibao). Library of Chinese Classics (Shenyang: Liaoning Education Press, 2013), 3 volumes, 1161 pp.

Abraham Robinson, The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis: A Personal and Mathematical Odyssey (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995).

George Cantor, His Mathematic and Philosophy of the Infinite (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1979; rep. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989).


"La Matematica," in W. Shea ed., Storia delle Scienze. LeScienze Fisiche e Astronomiche (Milano: Banca Populare di Milan, 1991, and Einaudi, 1992) pp. 258-280.

"Are There Revolutions in Mathematics?" in The Space ofMathematics (eds. J. Echieverria, A. Ibarra and T. Mormann)(Berlin: De Gruyter, 1992), pp. 203-226.

"Conceptual Revolutions and the History of Mathematics: Two Studies in the Growth of Knowledge," Chapter 4 of D. Gillies, ed., Revolutions in Mathematics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), pp. 49-7l.

"Revolutions Revisited," Chapter 5 of D. Gillies, ed., Revolutions in Mathematics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), Pp. 72-82.

Works in Progress:

"Peirce and the History of Science," in Ketner, K.L., ed., Peirce and Contemporary Thought: Philosophical Inquiries, The Plenary Addresses of the 1989 Harvard SesquicentennialPeirce Congress (New York, Fordham University Press, in press).

Series Editor/Editorial Boards:

Osiris (History of Science Society, USA) Revista di Storia della Scienza (Italy), Philosophy and the History of Science (Taiwan), Mathesis (Mexico), Ganita Bharati (Bulletin of the Indian Society for History of Mathematics).

Historia Mathematica (series editor, Academic Press, USA) for ten years.

Other Activities:

Program Committees (1994-98): International Congress of Mathematicians (Zurich, Switzerland, 1994); International Commission on History of Mathematics lectures; XXth International Congress for History of Science (Liege, Belgium, 1997); Symposia for History of Mathematics.

Fellowship/ Awards Selection Committees: National Science Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation (History of Science)

A member of the Executive Committee for the Section on History and Philosophy of Science of the New York Academy of Sciences, responsible primarily for arranging monthly lectures at the Academy. Also Chairman emeritus of the International Commission on History of Mathematics, and have organized several recent symposia jointly with Professor Christoph Scriba of the University of Hamburg at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut, Oberwolfach, Germany, where graduate students with an interest in history of mathematics are often invited to present lectures. Has also served recently as co-organizer of special sessions including graduate students at annual meetings of the History of Science Society, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and at international meetings organized jointly with Professor Liu Dun of the Academia Sinica, Beijing (in 1992 and 1994), and with Professor Horng Wann-Sheng of Taiwan Normal University (1994). Graduate students have participated in all of these meetings.