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LMU Munich, July 27 - August 2, 2014http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/mathsummer2014/The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the first Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, which will be held from July 27 to August 2, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The summer school is open to excellent female students who want to specialize in mathematical philosophy.Since women are significantly underrepresented in philosophy generally and in formal […]
The Deductive and Mathematical Cognition Philosophy Conference will be held at the University of Bristol on 7th and 8th April 2014. The conference aims to investigate the implications of recent empirical developments in the study of deductive and mathematical cognition for established questions in the philosophy of mathematics and logic. We hope to provide an environment for interdisciplinary discourse between philosophers and those working within the relevant empirical disciplines. The […]
There are 5 other installments in the wonderful series '60-second Adventures in Thought' by the Open University: Zeno's paradox, the grandfather paradox, the Chinese room, the twin paradox, and Schrödinger's cat. Go check them all out!
Today M-Phi passed the mark of 300,000 pageviews in all-time history. Quite a milestone! I think I speak on behalf of all M-Phi bloggers when thanking readers for their support, and for the many fruitful debates at different posts. Personally, I can say that many discussions led me to revise my views, and that my research and thinking as a whole have greatly benefited from these interactions.We'll do our best to keep it coming!
(Cross-posted at NewAPPS)Two weeks ago, I wrote a post proposing a dialogical perspective on structural rules. In fact, at that point I offered an analysis of only one structural rule, namely left-weakening, and promised that I would come back for more. In this post, I will discuss contraction and exchange (for both, I again restrict myself to the left cases). (I will assume that readers are familiar with the basic principles of my dialogical approach to deductive proofs, as recapped in my […]
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