Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead

Born: February 15, 1861

Died: December 30, 1947

Nationality: English

Occupation: Mathematician

Biography: Alfred North Whitehead was an English mathematician and philosopher. He wrote on algebra, logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics, and education. Whitehead supervised the doctoral dissertations of Bertrand Russell and Willard Van Orman Quine, thus influencing logic and virtually all of analytic philosophy.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Church and Home, Vol. 1 (1964) by United Methodist Church, and Evangelical United Brethren Church, p. 21