Field:Early Modern Europe; Advisor: Smith
Abram Kaplan studies the history of science in early modern Europe. His research has two major foci. The first is the history of mathematics, especially the cultivation of mathematical intuition and the uses of mathematical thinking. The second is early modern conceptions of past, present, and future, not only in mathematical physics, but also in early modern political theory. Other interests include habituation and practices of openness and secrecy. Broadly speaking, he is interested in the changing reasons people call something true.
After two years at Deep Springs College, Abram graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a degree in History and Science. He received his MA from Columbia in 2013.