Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW

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UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics

© Copyright 2017 James Franklin

mannixbook The Real Archbishop Mannix: From the Sources (with G.O. Nolan and M. Gilchrist) appeared from Connor Court in Feb 2015 ...
launch speech ... Peter Coleman's column ... review ... Irish review ... video
mathphilbook An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics appeared from Palgrave Macmillan in Apr 2014.

Available from Amazon.; first 22 pages from google books

Its content is discussed on the Sydney School's site ... Philosophia Mathematica's review: extract ... (full text) ... AJP review ... New Criterion's review ... Studia Neoaristotelica review ... Metascience review ... comment.
science knows book What Science Knows: And How It Knows It (Encounter Books) appeared in 2009 ...

Blurb and video ... review ... Also available from Amazon.
Corrupting the youth Corrupting the Youth: A History of Philosophy in Australia was published by Macleay Press in 2003.

It is now also available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.

The Times Literary Supplement gave the book its enthusiastic lead review on June 11, 2004.
Conjecture The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability Before Pascal (Johns Hopkins University Press) appeared in 2001.
A reprint with new preface and kindle are available in 2015.

The contents can be viewed here; also the Wall Street Journal's review; Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law's review; Interdisciplinary Science Reviews review; Science’s review.

J.M. Coetzee writes, in his Books of the Year selection for 2012, "In The Science of Conjecture, James Franklin shows us how deeply and subtly jurists and philosophers from ancient Greece onwards have explored how we can deal rationally with real-life cases (law cases, for instance, or scientific experiments) where the link between cause and effect is not obvious."

Nassim Taleb praises the book (July 2015)
Catholic values Catholic Values and Australian Realities appeared in 2006.

Buy online ... review ... comments ...
proof in mathematics I am the principal author of a textbook, Proof in Mathematics: An Introduction (Quakers Hill Press, 1996), originally published as Introduction to Proofs in Mathematics (Prentice Hall, 1988).

Also available on Amazon and Kindle.
Life to the full My edited book, Life to the Full: Rights and Social Justice in Australia appeared in November 2007.

Introduction ... review... Philosopher's Zone interview... Counterpoint interview