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Inaugural lecture: 'Logic and Assertion'

When Oct 18, 2013
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Little Hall, Sidgwick Avenue
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Michael Potter will give his inaugural lecture as Professor of Logic.

On 9th October 1913 Ludwig Wittgenstein dictated a typescript, part of what are now known as the Notes on Logic, in the presence of his supervisor, Bertrand Russell. In that typescript Wittgenstein says that `assertion is merely psychological’? Why does he say it, is it true, and what consequences does it have for our understanding of logic?

This lecture is open to the public.

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