"Putnam's Model-Theoretic Arguments", May 23, 2013
The workshop is dedicated to a reevaluation of Putnam's different model-theoretic arguments against metaphysical realism. Topics to be discussed concern the following questions:
- What are the specific model-theoretic premises of Putnam's arguments?
- In what ways does their philosophical relevance depend on the mathematical results they presuppose?
- Can existing objections against Putnam's arguments be sidestepped by making precise the model-theory underlying them?
- Timothy Bays (University of Notre Dame)
- Tim Button (Cambridge University)
- Kate Hodesdon (University of Bristol)
- Igor Douven (University of Groningen)
The conference is supported by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and by the Münchener Universitätsgesellschaft (MUG). The conference is also generously supported by the Alexander von Foundation through a Humboldt Professorship.