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william reinhardt memorial lecture

The William Reinhardt Memorial Lecture in the Philosophy of Mathematics was founded to commemorate the life of William Reinhardt, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Colorado from 1967 until his death in 1998. He did important work in set theory, logic, and the foundations of mathematics. A central focus of his work was the search for new axioms of mathematics. The study of new axioms in mathematics requires the ability to stand back from mathematical practice and ask questions about the general principles that guide and justify it -- questions that engage philosophical as well as mathematical issues. For this reason, Professor Reinhardt was considered a philosopher as well as a mathematician. He made profound contributions to the philosophy and foundations of mathematics.

The Reinhardt Lecture, which is co-sponsored by the Reinhardt Fund and the Department of Philosophy, brings a leading contemporary philosopher of mathematics to Boulder to give a talk on some topic in set theory, logic, or the foundations of mathematics.


2013 Fall Reinhardt Lecture

W. D. Hart, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title TBA
Friday, December 6, 2013


past reinhardt lectures

Otávio Bueno, University of Miami
"What Does a Mathematical Proof Really Prove?"
Friday, May 3, 2013
3:00 PM, President's Room, Old Main Heritage Center

Michael Potter, University of Cambridge
"Does Mathematics Need Replacement (and Is It Even True)?"
Friday, March 16, 2008
3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150

Donald A. Martin, UCLA
"Is Set Theory about Sets?" (flier)
Friday, March 12, 2004
6:00 PM, Humanities 250

William Tait, University of Chicago
"Frege's Three Methodological Principles" (flier)
Monday, March 17, 2003
7:00 PM, UMC 289

Vann McGee, MIT
"Private Meanings, Shared Truths" (flier with abstract)
Monday, September 11, 2001
6:30 PM, British Studies Room, Norlin LIbrary


 

  

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