BiographyDavid J. Stump is Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco. A native Californian, he was educated at the University of California and Northwestern University. He is co-editor, with Peter Galison, of The Disunity of Science, and is author of journal articles on Poincaré, Duhem, the history and philosophy of mathematics, and general philosophy of science. His research is centered on late 19th and early 20th century philosophy and science and the exchange between the two, especially in physics, mathematics and logic. His teaching interests focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and include the philosophy of science, logic, pragmatism and the development of analytic philosophy. He has taught in all of these areas as well as early modern and also an interdisciplinary course in the Honors Program in the Humanities on science and society. He has been active in the International Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) since its beginning and has served as chair of the steering committee, as a steering committee member, local arrangements chair and co-chair and is currently listmaster of the discussion forum HOPOS-L. He also co-organizes the Bay Area Philosophy of Science group. David is married and has two grown children. He enjoys travel, hiking, museums and reading popular accounts of science and technology.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Philosophy of Science, History of 19th and 20th Century Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Pragmatism
Published: Sep 01, 2013 by Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Authors: Heinzmann, Gerhard and Stump, David J.
An introductory survey of the life, work, and philosophy of Henri Poincaré.