[FOM] Fwd: [PMA 25] CfP: FPNC2019 "Set Theory: Bridging Mathematics and Philosophy", 29-31 July, 2019, at University of Konstanz

Martin Davis martin at eipye.com
Thu Mar 7 11:52:54 EST 2019

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From: <daniel.kuby at uni-konstanz.de>
Date: Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 1:28 AM
Subject: [PMA 25] CfP: FPNC2019 "Set Theory: Bridging Mathematics and
Philosophy", 29-31 July, 2019, at University of Konstanz
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Call for Papers
1st Call for Papers

Set Theory: Bridging Mathematics and Philosophy

July 29-31, 2019, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany

2nd instalment of the Forcing Project Networking Conferences series

Website: https://fpnc2019.forcing-project.com

Organization: Carolin Antos, Neil Barton, Deborah Kant, Daniel Kuby
(University of Konstanz)

Invited Speakers

   - Joan Bagaria (University of Barcelona)
   - Mirna Džamonja (University of East Anglia)
   - Leon Horsten (University of Bristol)
   - Juliette Kennedy (University of Helsinki)
   - Godehard Link (MCMP, Munich)
   - Marianna Antonutti Marfori (MCMP, Munich)
   - Toby Meadows (University of California, Irvine)

Call for Papers
The project “Forcing: Conceptual Change in the Foundations of Mathematics
<https://forcing-project.com/>” (2018-2023) aims to analyse the development
of modern set theory since the introduction of the forcing technique both
from a historical and philosophical point of view. It brings together
methods and research questions from different research areas in the history
and philosophy of mathematics to investigate if and how the extensive use
of the forcing method brought about a conceptual change in set theory; and
in which ways this may influence the philosophy of set theory and the
foundations of mathematics.

The research group organises a series of Networking Conferences with the
goal of reaching out to researchers from these different areas. The second
instalment will be devoted to the topic of *recent set theory as a bridge
between mathematics and philosophy* and focuses on the interaction between
mathematical and philosophical arguments and views in set theory. Set
theory has long been both a mathematical discipline and a program with
foundational motivations. It seems that this dual character makes it a
natural crossway between mathematics and philosophy, possibly more so than
other mathematical disciplines.

We welcome contributions which

a) add to current discussions in the philosophy of set theory
(set-theoretic pluralism, height and width potentialism/actualism, the
universe/multiverse debate, the forcing technique, justification of new
axioms, contrasts with other foundational frameworks) by relating
philosophical and mathematical arguments to one another; by working out the
philosophical import of set-theoretic results; or by giving set-theoretic
explications of philosophical concepts;

b) question or uphold the relevance of philosophical arguments in set
theory. For example, according to Penelope Maddy's naturalism, first
philosophical arguments play no justificatory role in set theory. Should
(mathematical) naturalism be understood in Maddy's style? Are there other
forms of naturalism that are more tolerant of traditional philosophical

c) analyse the mathematical and philosophical content of the concept
"set-theoretic practice" as used in recent set-theoretic programs. For
example, do the different foundational programmes offered by the likes of
Friedman, Hamkins and Woodin constitute different set-theoretic practices?

d) investigate how the inclusion of alternative set theories (constructive
set theory, class theories, set theories based on non-classical logic,
categorial theories of sets) impact the philosophy of set theory.

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted in PDF (with LaTeX source)
or Word format no later than March 31, 2019, via email to <
submissions at forcing-project.com
<submissions at forcing-project.com?subject=Submission%20FPNC2019>>.
Notifications of acceptance will be issued by April 15, 2019.

Financial support
As we would like to enable early career researchers (including PhD
students) to apply, we are in the process of organizing funding for travel
and accommodation for the contributed speakers. Please contact the
organizers for further information.

Conference registration
The conference is free (no conference fee) and everyone is welcome to
attend. For logistical reasons, please register by sending an email to <
registration at forcing-project.com
<registration at forcing-project.com?subject=Registration%20FPNC2019>> before
July 1, 2019.


   - March 31, 2019: Deadline for submissions to CfP
   - April 15, 2019: Notification of acceptance
   - July 1, 2019: Conference registration deadline
   - July 29-31, 2019: Conference

For inquiries please send an email to the organizers <
fpnc2019 at forcing-project.com
<fpnc2018 at forcing-project.com?subject=Information%20regarding%20FPNC2019>>.

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