Alan Baker (shogi)

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Alan Baker is a professor of Philosophy in Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania, USA), specializing in the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of science. He is also known for creating the only active Shogi club at an American university.

Academic career[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

In 2005 the New York Times published an excerpt from the exam from his “Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology” course in its “pop quiz” column.[1][2]

Shogi[edit | hide | edit source]

Alan Baker has played shogi since 1996 and holds 42nd place on the FESA list as of January 1, 2013.[3] His highest place on the FESA list was 19th, on January 1, 2009.

In 2005 he founded a shogi club at Swarthmore College, outside Philadelphia, which is the only active college-based shogi club in the U.S.[4]

Tournament results:

References[edit | hide | edit source]

  1. Alan Baker (2005-11-06). "Pop Quiz: I Think, Therefore I Pass". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2014-03-28.
  2. Alan Baker (2005-11-06). "Quiz answers". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  3. FESA list for 1 jan 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Shogi and me"
  5. 4th International Shogi ForumTemplate:Ref-ru
  6. Alan Baker: FESA profile