February 2017 17

  • Friday
    3:30 PM
    ‘Field’s Challenge and Mathematical Practice’
    ‘Field’s Challenge and Mathematical Practice’

    The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Eileen Nutting, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, presenting “Field’s Challenge and Mathematical Practice.”

    Hartry Field raises an epistemological challenge for mathematical platonism: roughly, if mathematics is about causally inert mathematical objects, how could mathematicians so reliably get mathematical truths right? But Field’s challenge presupposes a deeply misguided picture of mathematical practice. Once this picture is corrected, Nutting argues, Field’s epistemological challenge pretty much reduces to an older epistemological challenge — due to Paul Benacerraf — that Field was trying to replace.

    Address: Samson Talbot Hall, Room 210, Denison University, 350 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Philosophy, Titus-Hepp Lecture Series
    Price/Tickets: FREE
    Event Contact: Kate Tull, 740-587-6387
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