Gaifman: Epistemic and Ontological Problems Concerning Mathematics

Epistemic and Ontological Problems Concerning Mathematics
Haim Gaifman (Columbia University)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 4:15 PM
Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall 110), Harvard University

Abstract. Philosophy of mathematics is confronted with two major questions: (i) How do we come to know mathematical propositions? (ii) What is the nature of mathematical truth? Attempts to give satisfactory answers to one of the questions have resulted in unsatisfactory accounts regarding the other. I shall outline an approach intended to do justice to both questions. This is an ongoing work.

Formal Epistemology Reading Group FA11 #11

The next meeting of the formal epistemology reading group will take place on Sunday (December 11) 6:00pm in room 522C Kent Hall, Columbia University. We will be discussing Haim’s new paper:

  • Gaifman, Haim (2011) On Ontology and Realism in Mathematics, to appear in the Review of Symbolic Logic .pdf

Hope to see you all there!