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Logic&Meta: Stewart Shapiro
November 2, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop for the Fall Semester will start at the end of August. The New York Logic and Philosophy Group will no longer exist as a separate entity, but will be absorbed into the Workshop.
The Logic & Metaphysics workshop is organized by Graham Priest.
Stewart Shapiro, Ohio State
Monday 2 November, 4.15-6.15
Room C196.06, Graduate Center, CUNY. [To access the room, go into the GC library. Go downstairs to the basement. Turn left at the bottom of the stairs. The room is at the far end.]
Epistemic modals in mathematics: The Goldbach conjecture might be true and it might be false
There is a lot of controversy over the semantics of epistemic modals. But all (or almost all) accounts have the truth conditions for epistemic modals turn on whether the prejacent is entailed by or ruled out by a body of information. This gives the wrong truth conditions when the prejacent is from mathematics.