By H. J. M. Bos (auth.), Robert S. Cohen, John J. Stachel, Marx W. Wartofsky (eds.)
It is becoming that Professor Dirk Jan Struik be greeted with this melange of mathematical, medical, historic, sociological and political essays. The authors also are adequately diversified: various nations, outlooks, religions, generations, and we feel - after all we didn't as- diversified politics too. Many extra may have joined us, we all know, however the solid buddies during this booklet make a great and consultant meeting of the intersection of 2 (mathematical!) periods: affectionately admire ful admirers of Dirk Struik, and the easiest thinkers of this stricken century. Struik has been one of the so much steadfast supporters of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of technology, that dialogue team which now we have been retaining at Boston college due to the fact that 1960, yet his luminous collaboration has been welcome, in Boston and Cambridge, for almost 5 many years between mathematicians, physicists, philosophical and political thinkers, and particularly one of the scholars. It has now not mattered whether or not they were his personal scholars or now not, even if at M.LT. or in different places, no matter if students or dropouts, nature-lovers or e-book worms, anarchists or Republicans, Catholics or Unitarians, Communists or communists, prim or liberated. doubtless he has his personal tastes! however the major factor for Struik has been to coach and admire the opposite person.