# Joseph Dauben

**Joseph Warren Dauben** (born 29 December 1944, Santa Monica) is a Herbert H. Lehman Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.[1] He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

His fields of expertise are history of science, history of mathematics, the scientific revolution, sociology of science, intellectual history, 17-18th centuries, history of Chinese science, and the history of botany.

## Positions

Dauben is a 1980 Guggenheim Fellow.[2]

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences (since 1982).[3]

Dauben is an elected member (1991) of the International Academy of the History of Science.[4] and an elected foreign member (2001) of German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.[5]

In 1985–1994 Dauben served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics.[6]

Dauben delivered an invited lecture at the 1998 International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin on Karl Marx's mathematical work.[7]

The creator of non-standard analysis, Abraham Robinson was the subject of Dauben's 1998 book *Abraham Robinson*. It was reviewed positively by Moshé Machover, but the review noted that it avoids discussing any of Robinson's negative aspects, and "in this respect [the book] borders on the hagiographic, painting a portrait without warts."[8]

In 2002 Dauben became an honorary member of the Institute for History of Natural Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.[3][9]

## Publications

- 1979:
*Georg Cantor, His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite*, Harvard University Press, reprinted 1989 by Princeton University Press - 1995:
*Abraham Robinson, The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis: A Personal and Mathematical Odyssey*, Princeton University Press

## Articles, reviews, and essays

- 1985: "Abraham Robinson and Nonstandard Analysis: History, Philosophy, and Foundations of Mathematics", in William Aspray and Philip Kitcher, eds.
*History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics*, pages 177–200, Minnesota Studies in Philososphy of Science XI, University of Minnesota Press, 1988. Online here. - 1991: "La Matematica," in W. Shea editor,
*Storia delle Scienze. LeScienze Fisiche e Astronomiche*(Milano: Banca Populare di Milan, and Einaudi, 1992) pp. 258–280 - 1992: "Are There Revolutions in Mathematics?" in
*The Space of Mathematics*(editors J. Echieverria, A. Ibarra and T. Mormann) (Berlin: De Gruyter), pp. 203–226. - 1992: "Conceptual Revolutions and the History of Mathematics: Two Studies in the Growth of Knowledge", Chapter 4 of D. Gillies, editor,
*Revolutions in Mathematics*, Clarendon Press pp. 49–7l. - 1992: "Revolutions Revisited", Chapter 5 of D. Gillies, editor, Revolutions in Mathematics (Oxford: Clarendon Press), pp. 72–82.
- 2008: "Suan shu shu. A book on numbers and computations", translated from the Chinese and with commentary by Joseph W. Dauben. Archive for History of Exact Sciences 62(2): 91–178.

## See also

## References

- DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS. Archived 9 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine City University of New York. Accessed 28 May 2011
- Fellows Archived 21 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Accessed May 27, 2011
- Faculty profile, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Accessed 27 May 2011
- Joseph Warren Dauben, International Academy of the History of Science. Accessed 27 May 2011
- Academy members: Joseph W. Dauben Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Accessed 27 May 2011
- A Brief History of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics (ICHM). International Commission on History of Mathematics. Accessed 27 May 2011
- PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF MATHEMATICIANS, Berlin 1998, Extra Volume ICM 1998.
*DOCUMENTA MATHEMATICA*, - Machoover, Moshé (1996) "Review: Joseph Warren Dauben,
*Abraham Robinson: The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis: A Personal and Mathematical Odyssey*, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47: 137-140 - New Faculty,
*365 Fifth*, April 2004, Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Accessed 27 May 2011