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December 22, 2014

Competing Foundations?

Posted by David Corfield

I announced the call for papers a few weeks ago. Now here’s the announcement of the conference itself. You’ll see I’m contributing on homotopy type theory. Pro-category theory attenders welcome.


The organisers are delighted to announce a provisional programme and call for registration for the upcoming Symposium in the Foundations of Mathematics, to be held at the Institute of Philosophy in London on 12-13th January 2015. There will be an additional (free) affiliated talk by Benedict Eastaugh at the Institute on the 14th January. Sponsors: The Institute of Philosophy, Mind Association, British Logic Colloquium, Aristotelian Society, British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and Birkbeck College.

Keynote speakers: James Ladyman, Victoria Gitman, Sy-David Friedman, Toby Meadows.

Contributed speakers: David Corfield, Sam Sanders, Dimitris Tsementzis, Shivaram Lingamneni. Registration: Registration is £10 for students and £20 otherwise, and can be completed here.

Further information can be found on sotfom [dot] wordpress [dot] com, or by e-mailing one of the organisers:

Carolin Antos-Kuby (carolin [dot] antos-kuby [at] univie [dot] ac [dot] at) Neil Barton (bartonna [at] gmail [dot] com) Claudio Ternullo (ternulc7 [at] univie [dot] ac [dot] at) John Wigglesworth (jmwigglesworth [at] gmail [dot] com)

Provisional Programme:

12th January * 09:30-10:00 Coffee/Announcements * 10:00-11:30 James Ladyman - TBA * 11:30-12:00 Coffee * 12:00-13:15 David Corfield - ‘Homotopy Type Theory: A New Foundational Language.’ * 13:15-14:45 Lunch (Own arrangements) * 14:45-16.00 Dimitris Tsementzis - ‘On Structuralist Foundations of Mathematics.’ * 16.00-16.30 Coffee * 16.30-18:00 Toby Meadows - TBA

13th January * 09:30-10:00 Coffee/Announcements * 10:00-11:30 Sy-David Friedman - TBA * 11:30-12:00 Coffee * 12:00-13:15 Sam Sanders - ‘On The Contingency of Predicativism.’ * 13:15-14:45 Lunch (Own arrangements) * 14:45-16.00 Shivaram Lingamneni - ‘Can We Resolve the Continuum Hypothesis?’ * 16.00-16.30 Coffee * 16.30-18:00 Victoria Gitman - TBA

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Re: Competing Foundations?

Will any of this be finding its way online? Ideally videos of talks would be nice…

Posted by: David Roberts on December 22, 2014 11:58 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Competing Foundations?

I’ve no part in the organisation, but will ask.

Posted by: David Corfield on December 24, 2014 9:43 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Competing Foundations?

Yes, a video of the conference would be great, as I won’t be able to make it. Only just getting into HoTT, but am really interested in the philosophical foundations.

Posted by: Henry Story on December 29, 2014 9:09 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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