Eric Steinhart

Professor of Philosophy at William Paterson University

Eric Steinhart grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania.  He received his BS in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University, after which he worked as a software designer for several years.  Many of his algorithms have been patented.  He earned an MA in Philosophy from Boston College and was awarded a PhD in Philosophy from SUNY at Stony Brook.  He has taught in the Philosophy Departments at Dartmouth College and William Paterson University.  His books have concerned Nietzsche, the logic of metaphor, mathematics, and life after death.  Much of his work involves the application of new computational concepts to solve old philosophical problems. He loves New England and the American West, and enjoys all types of hiking and biking, chess, microscopy, and photography.

Participant In:

The Span of Infinity

Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:30-4:30 pm

Past Event

Perhaps no thing conceived in the mind has enjoyed a greater confluence of cosmological, mathematical, philosophical, psychological, and theological inquiry than the notion of the infinite. The epistemological tension between the concrete and the ideal, between the phenomenological and the ontological, is nowhere clearer in outline yet more obscure in content. These inherent paradoxes limn… read more »