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Rudolf Carnap & The Logic of Tolerance

Date & Time:
February 23, 2016 | 3:00 pm
Location:
Biological Sciences 561
Speaker:
Richard Zach, Professor, Department of Philosophy

Rudolf Carnap & The Logic of Tolerance

The 1920s were a turbulent time in Vienna, as they were in most of Europe.  Despite, or perhaps because of difficult economic, social, and political changes, they saw the formation of an philosophical movement of profound influence: logical empiricism.  Rudolf Carnap was at its centre, and his work had a significant impact on a generation of philosophers after his forced emigration to the US a decade later.

Richard Zach is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, working in logic, history of analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics. In logic, his main interests are non-classical logics and proof theory. His historical interests lie mainly in the development of formal logic and historical figures associated with this development such as Hilbert, Gödel, and Carnap. In the philosophy of mathematics he has mainly worked on Hilbert's program and the philosophical relevance of proof theory. 

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. A reception will follow.    

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