有多少重要的邏輯學家沒有獲得博士學位?


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我可以想到三個。索爾·克里普克(Saul Kripke)頗有名氣,只有在被聘為正式教授之前,才能在哈佛完成本科學位。唐納德·馬丁(唐納德·馬丁(Martin的公理)的固定理論家)似乎是在獲得學士學位後的獎學金中被聘為教授職位的,沒有追求研究生的學習。最後,我找不到證據證明柴廷曾獲得任何研究生學位。

是否還有其他著名的例子,例如偉大的邏輯學家或數學家在跳過博士學位的同時也進入了學術界?就本次調查的目的而言,現代學術學位結構時代之前的例子並不有趣。

我的一位教授告訴我,如今,處於類似狀況的某人很可能會被安排到不費吹灰之力的博士計劃中,直到滿足居住要求為止,其中一些重要的出版物或另一本重要的出版物被宣佈為"學位論文"。"我要求這件事的所有教授都沒有想到第四個例子。因此,似乎沒有博士學位的邏輯學家是一個垂死的品種,值得研究和編目。

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Thoralf Skolem could perhaps be counted as a quasi example of that. He did not enroll as a PhD candidate before becoming a docent and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and it seems that he still needed some convincing from his colleagues in order to actually submit a thesis, several years later. When he finally defended it, his formal supervisor, Axel Thue, had already been deceased for no less than four years.

Do note, though, that this could actually be seen as a century-old example of the claim made by your professor.