Honorary Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales

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James Franklin is the author of The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability Before Pascal, Corrupting the Youth: A History of Philosophy in Australia, What Science Knows and other books. An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics appeared in 2014. The Worth of Persons: The Foundation of Ethics in 2022 and Catholic Thought and Catholic Action in 2023.

He gained a PhD in algebra from the University of Warwick in 1982 and taught at UNSW until retiring in 2019.

His research interests include the philosophy of mathematics, the history of ideas (especially probability) and extreme risk theory.

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