Date August 7, 2015
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David Berlinski: The Nature of Numbers, pt. 1
August 7, 2015
Guest David Berlinski
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On this episode of
ID the Future, Dr. David Berlinski talks about the nature of numbers and mathematics. What exactly is a number, and does mathematics exist beyond the human mind? Dr. Berlinski and Casey Luskin discuss how what we know about math fits in with modern science.
Writer, Thinker, Raconteur, and Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute David Berlinski received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and was later a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics and molecular biology at Columbia University. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. Dr. Berlinski has authored works on systems analysis, differential topology, theoretical biology, analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics, as well as three novels. He has also taught philosophy, mathematics and English at such universities as Stanford, Rutgers, the City University of New York and the Universite de Paris. In addition, he has held research fellowships at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES) in France.