Colin McLarty is an American logician whose publications have ranged widely in philosophy and the foundations of mathematics, as well as in the history of science and of mathematics. Research [edit ]
Elementary Categories and Elementary Toposes describes category theory and topos theory at an elementary level. [1 ]
He has written papers about
Saunders Mac Lane, one of the founders of category theory.
He is a member of the
Grothendieck Circle, which provides on-line and open access to many writings about the mathematician Alexandre Grothendieck, whose category-theoretic genius revolutionized Banach-space theory and algebraic geometry and whose life has fascinated many biographers and mathematical scientists. [2 ]
McLarty has also written about the German
algebraist, Emmy Noether, who was a Jewish woman, and her involvement with German political history. [3 ] Positions [edit ]
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Colin McLarty is the Truman P. Handy Professor of Philosophy and a previous Chair of the Philosophy Department.
At CWRU, he is also a professor of
mathematics. Bibliography [edit ] McLarty, Colin (1992). Elementary Categories, Elementary Toposes. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-853392-6. Colin McLarty, The Uses and Abuses of the History of Topos Theory, Brit. J. Phil. Sci, 41 (1990) p 355. Colin McLarty, 'Emmy Noether’s ‘Set Theoretic’ Topology: From Dedekind to the rise of functors' in The Architecture of Modern Mathematics: Essays in history and philosophy (edited by Jeremy Gray and José Ferreirós), Oxford University Press (2006) p. 211–35. McLarty, Colin, 2005, " Saunders Mac Lane (1909–2005): His Mathematical Life and Philosophical Works," Philosophia Mathematica 13: 237–51. With selected bibliography emphasizing Mac Lane's philosophical writings. --------, 2007, " The Last Mathematician from Hilbert's Göttingen: Saunders Mac Lane as Philosopher of Mathematics,", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58(1): 77–112. See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ *Elementary Categories, Elementary Toposes. ^ website of the Grothendieck Circle. ^ Journal History of Mathematics. External links [edit ]