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Alan Gabbey

Title | Organization: 
Professor | Barnard College

B.Sc. (1960) and Ph.D. (1964), Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland.

 

Education

  • Ecole pratique des hautes études (VIe section), Centre de recherches d'histoire des sciences et des techniques. Elève Titulaire, 1964-65.
  • Queen's University of Belfast, Department of Philosophy. Ph.D. (1964). Dissertation:: "Descartes' dynamical thought: a critical study of some problems, principles, and concepts".
  • Queen's University of Belfast, B.Sc., 1960. Major:  Applied Mathematics

Teaching Positions

  • Department of Philosophy, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, Full Professor, from July 1992. Chair of Department, from Autumn Term, 1993.
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre Alexandre Koyré (Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques), Paris. Visiting professorship, May 1991.
  • Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. E. E. Erickson Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Winter Term 1991.
  • Queen's University Belfast, Department of Scholastic Philosophy. TA, Fall Semester 1990-91.
  • Department of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Visiting Professor, Spring Semester, 1989.
  • Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, Victoria College, Toronto.. Visiting Professor, Fall Semester 1988.
  • Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA. Visiting Professor, Spring Quarter 1988.
  • Department of History & Philosophy of Science, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Reader Emeritus, December 1987, Head of Department (1979-1987), Reader in History & Philosophy of Science, 1985-1987, Senior Lecturer (1977-85), Lecturer (1968-1976), Assistant Lecturer (1965-1968).

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Idées (Kluwer Academic Publishers, incorp. Reidel, Nijhoff, Junk, MTP Press, Dordrecht), since March 1988.
  • Consulting Editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (Cambridge), 1982-1991.
  • Membre effectif , International Academy of the History of Science. Elected 1988.
  • Membre correspondant , International Academy of the History of Science. Elected 1978.
  • New York Academy of Sciences, Advisory Committee for History and Philosophy of Science Section (1995-)
Areas of Specialization: 

Early Modern Philosophy; esp. Spinoza, Descartes, and Newton