Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar

The Philosophy of Mathematics seminar covers topics beyond the philosophy of mathematics and logic, including applications of formal methods in philosophy more generally. Speakers come from different disciplines, such as philosophy, computer science, and mathematics. The content of the talks vary from highly technical to purely informal.

All are welcome to the attend the seminar. Graduate and undergraduate sutdents from all subject areas are especially welcome. It is perfectly acceptable to attend only selected talks.

Seminars ordinarily take place on Mondays 4.30-6.30pm in the Ryle Room at the Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Rd. 


Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar Convenors: Volker Halbach, Daniel Isaacson, and James Studd | Philosophy of Mathematics own website

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Week 1 (14th January)

Michal Godziszewski (Warsaw) 'Local disquotation, semantic non-conservativity of truth, and models of set theory'
Week 1 (17th January) John Baldwin (llinois)  'Philosophical implications of the paradigm shift in model theory'
Week 2   No seminar
Week 3 (28th January Menachem Magidor (Hebrew Universty)  'Independence in mathematics: is it relevant?'

Week 4

  No seminar
Week 5 (11th February) Mateusz Łełyk (Warsaw)  'Many ways of saying that axioms of PA are true'
Week 6 Marcus Giaquinto  (UCL) 'A priori and a posteriori in mathematics'
Week 7   No seminar
Week 8   No seminar
Week 4 (29th Oct) Joel Hamkins (Oxford) "On Set-Theoretical Mereology as a Foundation of Mathematics"
Week 6 (12 Nov) Laura Crosilla (Birmingham) "Predicativity, Indefinite Extensibility and the Natural Numbers"
Week 7 (19 Nov) James Ladyman (Bristol)  "The Philosophical Logic of Homotopy Theory"
Week 8 (26 Nov)  Alex Paseau (Oxford) "Which Cardinality Quantifiers are Logical" 
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