Jose Pacheco

Jose PachecoIn hmolscience, Jose Pacheco (c.1947-), or "José Miguel Pacheco Castelao", is a Spanish applied mathematician noted for his 2008 “Does More Abstraction Imply Better Understanding”, in which he touches on the social mechanics work of Antonio Portuondo, Eduard Sacher, and Rudolf Clausius. [1]

Overview
In 2008, Pacheco, in his “Does More Abstraction Imply Better Understanding: Ampuntes de Mecanica Social by Antonio Porunondo”, discusses the works of: Thomas Hobbes, Jonathan Swift, Adolphe Quetelet, Auguste Comte, among others, then discusses the influence of Ernst Mach in regards to the mathematical and physical content of Portuondo’s 1912 Notes on Social Mechanics, and also compares the work of Portuondo to that of Spiru Haret.

Education
Pacheco completed his BS in mathematical sciences in 1969 at the University of Madrid, and his PhD in 1983 at the University of Complutense of Madrid. In 2008, Pacheco was associated with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Currently, Pacheco is a tenured professor of applied mathematics and head of the department of mathematics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Quotes | Cited
The following are quotes cited and or employed by Pacheco:

Political and moral methods should be based on observation and calculation, which has served us so well in the natural sciences.”
Pierre Laplace (1820), Analytical Probability Theory (ΡΊ)

References
1. (a) Pacheco, Jose M. (2008). “Does More Abstraction Imply Better Understanding: Ampuntes de Mecanica Social by Antonio Porunondo). Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Preprint 351.
(b) Clausius, Rudolf. (1885). Über die Energievorräthe der Natur und ihre Verwerthung zun Nutzen der Menschheit (On the Energy Supplies of Nature and the Utilization of them for the Benefit of Mankind). Bonn: Verlag von Max Cohen & Sohn.
2. Jose-Miguel Pacheco (curriculum vitae) (Spanish → English) – DMA.ULPGC.es.

Further reading
● Pacheco, Jose M. (2010). “Portuondo y la matematización de la Sociología” (pdf) (“Portuondo and the Mathematization of Sociology”), Fundación Orotava de Historia de la Ciencia, La Orotava (Tenerife), Feb.

External links
● Pacheco Castelao, Jose Miguel – WorldCat Identities.
● Jose Pacheco (faculty) – University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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