David Corfield
David Neil Corfield is a British philosopher specializing in mathematics and psychology. He is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent.
David Corfield  

Born  David Neil Corfield 
Education  University of Cambridge (BA) King's College London (MSc, PhD) 
Era  Contemporary philosophy 
Region  Western philosophy 
School  Analytic 
Thesis  Research Programmes, Logic, and Analogy: Three Aspects of Mathematics and Its Development (1996) 
Doctoral advisor  Donald A. Gillies 
Main interests  Philosophy of mathematics Philosophy of psychology 
Notable ideas  Philosophy of real mathematics (as opposed to metamathematics) Homotopy type theory as an inherently structuralist foundational language for mathematics The reality of the interconnection between the psychological and biological aspects of the person 
Influences

Education
Corfield studied mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and later earned his MSc and PhD in the philosophy of science and mathematics at King's College London.[1][2] His doctoral advisor was Donald A. Gillies.[3]
Work
Corfield is the author of Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics (2003), in which he argues that the philosophical implications of mathematics did not stop with Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems. He has also coauthored a book with Darian Leader about psychosomatic medicine, Why Do People Get Ill? (2007).
He joined the University of Kent in September 2007 in which he is currently a Senior Lecturer.
He is a member of the informal steering committee of nLab, a wikilab for collaborative work on mathematics, physics, and philosophy.
Papers and reviews
 "Assaying Lakatos's Philosophy of Mathematics", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 28(1), 99–121 (1997).
 "Beyond the Methodology of Mathematical Research Programmes", Philosophia Mathematica 6, 272–301 (1998).
 "Come the Revolution...", critical notice on The Principles of Mathematics Revisited by Jaakko Hintikka, Philosophical Books 39(3), 150–6 (1998).
 "The Importance of Mathematical Conceptualisation", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 32(3), 507–533 (2001).
 "Bayesianism in Mathematics", in Corfield D. and Williamson J. (eds.) (2001), 175–201.
 (with J. Williamson), "Bayesianism into the 21st Century", in Corfield D. and Williamson J. (eds.) (2001), 1–16.
 Corfield D. and Williamson J. (eds.), Foundations of Bayesianism, Kluwer Applied Logic Series (2001).
 "Argumentation and the Mathematical Process", G. Kampis, L. Kvasz & M. Stöltzner (eds.) Appraising Lakatos: Mathematics, Methodology, and the Man, 115–138. Kluwer, Dordrecht (2002).
 Review of Conceptual Mathematics by F. W. Lawvere and S. Schanuel and A Primer of Infinitesimal Analysis by J. Bell, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 33B(2), 359–366 (2002).
 "From Mathematics to Psychology: Lacan's Missed Encounters" in J. Glynos and Y. Stavrakakis (eds.) Lacan and Science, Karnac Books, 179–206 (2002).
 Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics, Cambridge University Press (2003).
 Review of Opening Skinner's Box by Lauren Slater, The Guardian, 27 March 2004.
 Review of Krieger, M. (2005). "Doing Mathematics". Philosophia Mathematica. 13: 106–111.
 "Categorification as a Heuristic Device", in D. Gillies and C. Cellucci (eds.) Mathematical Reasoning and Heuristics, King's College Publications (2005).
 Why Do People Get Ill?, Hamish Hamilton (2007).
 "Understanding the Infinite II: Coalgebra". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 42: 571–579. 2011. doi:10.1016/j.shpsa.2011.09.013.
See also
References
 Apostolos Doxiadis, Barry Mazur, Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative, Princeton University Press, 2012, p. 541.
 Bios  Thales + Friends
 Corfield interviewed by McLarty  Thales + Friends
External links
 Faculty page at the University of Kent
 Home page in nLab
 Philosophy/mathematics group blog "The nCategory Cafe", written by Corfield, John Baez, Urs Schreiber and Alex Hoffnung
 Internet Archive of Corfield's old blog, "Philosophy of Real Mathematics" (last version)
 His psychosomatic medicine blog, "Why Do People Get Ill?"
 Homepage in Tübingen
 His alumnus page at the Max Planck Institut
 Mazur interviewed by Corfield  Thales + Friends