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Prof. Pollard has been at Truman since 1985. He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1979 and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1983. His research and publications deal primarily with logic and the philosophy of mathematics, but his interests also include the history of philosophy (particularly Plato, Aristotle, Peirce, and Dewey) and the philosophy of science (both natural and social). Dr. Pollard is the author of Philosophical Introduction to Set Theory (Notre Dame, 1990) and A Mathematical Prelude to the Philosophy of Mathematics (Springer, 2014), co-author of Closure Spaces and Logic (Kluwer, 1996), editor and translator of Essays on the Foundations of Mathematics by Moritz Pasch (Springer, 2010), and co-translator of The Continuum by Herman Weyl (Dover, 1994). His papers have appeared in Analysis, Erkenntnis, The Monist, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Noûs, Philosophical Studies, Philosophia Mathematica, Synthese, and other journals.