Colin McLarty – On the current state and prospects for the philosophy of mathematics
The Montreal Inter-University Workshop on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Colin McLarty (CASE Western):
On the current state and prospects for the philosophy of mathematics
Friday, December 10, 2010. 3:30-5:30pm
McGill University, Leacock Building, Room 927.
Abstract: This will be more an essay than an argument. It will address why philosophy as a whole needs philosophy of mathematics, and why philosophy of mathematics needs contact with living mathematics. That could be the mathematics of Euclid insofar as we can recover the sense of Euclid as alive rather than a cut and dried textbook, but should include the latest mathematics as well since we cannot take that as cut and dried. It will talk about philosophy of mathematics in relation to logic, in relation to history of mathematics, and to philosophy of science and philosophy of language.
For more information, please contact:
Gregory Lavers (Concordia), Mathieu Marion (UQÀM), Jean-Pierre Marquis (UdM), Dirk Schlimm (McGill).