Foundations Interest Group

Meeting time: Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Meeting place: online via Zoom

The foundations interest group (FIG) reads and discusses works of mutual interest in the philosophy and foundations of mathematics and in the philosophy of logic. We select readings for a variety of reasons: to keep up on the most exciting developments in the field, to help participants scrutinize literature relevant to research, to provide feedback on works in progress being written by FIG, to revisit classic articles in the literature, and sometimes just to have fun discussing a topic related to the foundations of mathematics and the philosophy of logic. For more information, please contact Roy T. Cook.

Our meetings are informal and some participants need to arrive late or leave early because of scheduling conflicts. All faculty and graduate students from the University of Minnesota and area colleges and universities are welcome to attend whenever they would like (without invitation) and without giving advanced notice. Undergraduates are included by invitation. If you know of an undergraduate who is well-suited and possibly interested, please contact Roy T. Cook so an invitation can be extended.

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Fall 2020

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September 3: Organizational meeting. This semester we will be doing works-in-progress in FIG.

September 10: Cook, R.T. (manuscript) Frege's Logic (pdf)

September 17: Taylor, D. (manuscript) Akiba"s Logic of Indeterminacy (pdf)

September 24: Linnebo, Ø. and Shapiro, S. 2019. Actual and Potential Infinity Noûs 53(1):160-191 doi: 10.1111/nous.12208 (pdf)

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November 19:

November 26: No meeting - Thanksgiving

December 3:

December 10:

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