John Patton Burgess
5 June 1948
|Thesis||Infinitary Languages and Descriptive Set Theory (1974)|
|Doctoral advisor||Jack Silver|
|Doctoral students||Penelope Maddy|
|Logic, philosophy of mathematics|
Burgess received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley's Group in Logic and Methodology of Science. His interests include logic, philosophy of mathematics and metaethics. He is the author of numerous articles on logic and philosophy of mathematics. In 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the brother of Barbara Burgess.