Ramsey, Frank Plumpton, 1903-1930

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Birth 1903-02-22
Death 1930-02-19

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Mathematician. Educated at Winchester and Trinity colleges, Cambridge. After graduation he was elected a fellow of King's College, Cambridge where he lectured on the foundations of mathematics till his death.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80563027

Frank P. Ramsey (22.2.1902-19.1.1930), Sohn eines angesehenen Mathematikers und Präsidenten des Magdalene College in Cambridge, fiel schon während seiner Schulzeit als äusserst begabt auf. Obwohl er nur knapp 27 Jahre alt wurde, leistete er wesentliche Beiträge zur Logik, zur Philosophie der Mathematik sowie zu Fragen der mathematischen Methoden der Ökonomie und erwarb sich die Wertschätzung solch bedeutender Denker wie Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein und John Maynard Keynes.

From the description of Frank-Ramsey-Sammlung [microform] 1920-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31535711

Frank Plumpton Ramsey was born in 1903 in Cambridge, England, and died in 1930 in London, England. Ramsey was one of England's foremost philosophers in the Anglo-American analytic tradition. He was educated first at Winchester, one of England's leading public schools, then at Trinity College of Cambridge University. At Trinity he was a prot́égé of John Maynard Keynes, and a member of the important Cambridge discussion group, the Apostles. Ramsey received a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with first class honors from Cambridge in 1923. He was a mathematician, philosopher, and economist who was associated with Cambridge University in England throughout his entire professional career. He was interested in and contributed significantly to philosophical problems in epistemology, probability, symbolic logic, the foundations of mathematics, and economics. He was a colleague of Bertrand Russell, John Maynard Keynes and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Despite his short life and short professional career he is one of the leading British philosophers of the Twentieth Century.

From the description of Papers of Frank Plumpton Ramsey, 1920-1930. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 60778458


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