# Noah Prentice

# Noah Prentice

I grew up in suburban Takoma Park, Maryland, I lived in Kodaikanal, India for a couple of years, and I have lived permanently in Berea, Kentucky since then. I went for my undergraduate degree at Kalamazoo College, where I studied math, philosophy, and German.

I like a lot of things, including but not limited to

- Petting cats,
- Seeing and exploring nature (especially Appalachia),
- Doing/reading/discussing math, logic, and philosophy,
- Watching movies and listening to music.

## Mathematical interests

I've loved math since the third grade. Until my third year of college, this was because I was good at it and enjoyed the puzzle-solving process. Once I started taking proof-writing courses, I loved math for the same reason, but also because I genuinely found the subject matter interesting.

Nowadays, I'm mostly working in applied math, particularly numerical analysis and the study of numerically approximating a solution to a partial differential equation.

## Philosophical interests

I got into philosophy in undergrad. The college had professors from both the analytic and continental side of the discipline, but I ended up falling pretty stably into the analytic side.

Within that side, my interests are quite widespread: epistemology and metaphysics are perhaps my favorite broad areas, but I also loved doing logic and I've really enjoyed my cursory readings in the philosophy of education. Recently, the journal *Teaching Philosophy* has accepted a paper I co-authored with my old logic professor on how to teach the truth table for the material conditional to introductory logic students.

## Education

B.A. Mathematics, Kalamazoo College, 2023

B.A. Philosophy, Kalamazoo College, 2023

B.A. German Studies, Kalamazoo College, 2023