[FOM] 2nd CfR - Ouroboros: Formal Criteria of Self-Reference in Mathematics and Philosophy, Bonn, 16 -18 Feb 2018

Balthasar Grabmayr balthasar.grabmayr at gmx.net
Mon Dec 11 08:39:51 EST 2017

*Ouroboros: Formal Criteria of Self-Reference in Mathematics and Philosophy*
Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn (Germany) | February 16-18, 2018

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It is our pleasure to announce the forthcoming workshop titled 
"Ouroboros: Formal Criteria of Self-Reference in Mathematics and 
Philosophy", to be held at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the 
University of Bonn from the 16th to the 18th of February 2018. While 
self-reference is deeply intertwined with logic and foundational aspects 
of mathematics, the notion itself is still surprisingly barely 
understood. For instance, it can be observed that in discussions 
regarding the nature of Visser’s and Yablo's paradoxes, often differing 
and vague concepts are applied. However, there has been recently several 
proposals of precise characterizations of self-reference. This workshop 
is intended to facilitate a discussion of such proposals, their 
interrelations and applicability to the paradoxes as well as their 
adequacy to capture the intuitive notion of self-reference.

This interdisciplinary workshop, designed as a hybrid between winter 
school and research conference, is aimed at students (incl. PhDs) and 
researchers from the fields of mathematics, philosophy and computer science.

Elke Brendel (University of Bonn)
Andrea Cantini (University of Florence)
Michał Godziszewski (University of Warsaw)
Volker Halbach (University of Oxford)
Joel David Hamkins (City University of New York)
Deborah Kant (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Peter Koepke (University of Bonn)
Lavinia Picollo (MCMP, Munich)
Graham Priest (City University of New York)
Lorenzo Rossi (University of Salzburg)
Thomas Schindler (University of Cambridge/MCMP, Munich)
Peter Schuster (University of Verona)
Albert Visser (University of Utrecht)
Philip Welch (University of Bristol)

*Participation is free, but registration is required. *Travel awards for 
student members of the Association for Symbolic Logic are available*. 
Also modest participation scholarships for students (incl. PhD students) 
will be available. For more information see 

*Financially Supported by*:Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM), 
German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP), Association for Symbolic 
Logic (ASL) and the Deutsche Vereinigung für Mathematische Logik und für 
die Grundlagenforschung der Exakten Wissenschaften (DVMLG)

*Organisers:* Balthasar Grabmayr, Regula Krapf, Ana Njegomir, Deniz Sarikaya

Web: www.ouroboros2018.weebly.com
Mail: ouroboros2018 at gmail.com

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
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