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Jacob Klein

Jacob Klein
Jacob Klein (1899 – 1978) came to St. John's College, Annapolis, in 1938, and remained a Tutor there until his death. He served as Dean from 1949 to 1958. He was author of three books: Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra, A Commentary on Plato's Meno, and Plato's Trilogy: Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman. A selection of his lectures and essays have been published in Jacob Klein: Lectures and Essays.
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