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The Mathematics of Abstraction

Mini-Workshop, 27 March 2012, London

The mini-workshop will attempt to assess the technical status quo of the abstractionist programme, especially the following:

  • Questions concerning abstraction with limited second-order comprehension,
  • the bad company problem and the question of what forms of abstraction are permissible,
  • how much mathematics can be obtained from forms of abstraction that are deemed acceptable.
Tuesday 27 March
09.00-10.15 Sean Walsh (Birkbeck)
10.25 – 11.40 Marco Panza (Paris)
11.50 – 1.05
Øystein Linnebo (Birkbeck)
lunch break
2.15 – 3.30 
Roy Cook (Minnesota)
3.40 – 4.55
Albert Visser (Utrecht)
5.05 – 6.20 Richard Heck (Brown)

The event will take place in the McFetridge room, 14 Gower Street, London WC1E 6DP.

Since the number of places is limited, it is essential that anyone wishing to attend the workshop register by contacting Jonne Speck.

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