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 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" 
Week 3 (7th May) Jack Woods (Leeds) "Structuralist Neo-logism"
Week 4 (14th May) Benedict Eastaugh(München) "Does nonclassical truth impair mathematical reasoning?"
Week 5 (21st May) Gabriel Uzquiano (USC)  "Cantorian counterexamples and the limits of thought"
Week 8 (11th June) Marianna Antonutti Marfori (München) "On the Significance of Mathematical Hierarchies" 
Week 11 (6th July) Francesca Poggiolesi (CNRS Paris) "From logical to conceptual grounding: intelligibility and asymmetry of the notion" 

Week 1 (15th January) 

No Seminar


Week 2 (22nd January) Michal Tomaz Godziszewski (Warsaw) "On the Nonabsoluteness of Satisfaction"
Week 3 (29th January) No Seminar  -
Week 4 (5th February) No Seminar
Week 5 (12th February) Beau Madison Mount (New College) "Bivalence, Fidelity, and Large-Cardinal Reflection: Varaitions on a Kreiselian Theme"
Week 6 (19th February) No Seminar -
Week 7 (26th February) Jean-Michel Salanskis (Paris Nanterre)  "A history of non-standard approaches"
Week 8 (5th March) Cheryl Misak (Toronto) "Frank Ramsey's Contributions to Mathematics and Its Foundations, with Biographical Asides" 
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