Stephen Cole Kleene Quotes and Sayings  Page 1

“I read one or two other books which gave me a background in mathematics other than logic.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“It wasn't until my second year that I got to actually work with Church.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“I went to Princeton in the fall of 1930 as a halftime instructor.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“I think Veblen had an interest in logic.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“Here at Wisconsin we didn't get an undergraduate course in mathematical logic until the '60s.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my interests between mathematics and philosophy.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“I don't think Post often came to Princeton during the '30s. I can't remember ever seeing him in Princeton.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“I think that after Church got his Ph.D. he studied in Europe, maybe in the Netherlands, for a year or two.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“I'm sure Church got some of his ideas from this trip to Europe.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“I had some hesitations about philosophy because, if you worked out a philosophical theory, it was hard to know whether you were going to be able to prove it or whether other theories had just as good a claim on belief.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“The job in Wisconsin was the first genuine offer of an academic job in a university which I received.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“In the fall term of 193334 I was on my family farm in Maine.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene 
“When I got to Princeton I made a point of attending the Philosophy Club and listening to the lectures, but I didn't get involved in any discussions in those clubs. I guess after the first year, I dropped that.”
 Stephen Cole Kleene
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