Professor Davis' books, The Mathematical Experience and Descartes' Dream, written jointly with Reuben Hersh of the University of New Mexico, explore certain questions in the philosophy of mathematics, and the role of mathematics in society. They have been translated into practically all major European and Oriental languages. His important writings in the philosophy of mathematics have been widely anthologized. The Mathematical Experience won an American Book Award for 1983.
Philip J. Davis was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA in 1923. He received both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Harvard University in the field of pure mathematics. He was Chief for Numerical Analysis of the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. for five years. In 1963, Professor Davis joined the faculty of the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is now Professor Emeritus
PHILIP DAVIS, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1950
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