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Ludwig Wittgenstein, on receivinga scholarship from Trinity (1929)
Ludwig Wittgenstein, on receiving
a scholarship from Trinity (1929)


7th Cambridge Graduate Conference on the Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics


18th - 19th January 2014
St John's College, Cambridge

The conference will be held on the 18th and 19th of January 2014 in St John's College, Cambridge. Our keynote speakers for the conference are Prof. Kit Fine (NYU) and Dr. Ofra Magidor (Oxford).

The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday the 18th in the Upper Hall in Peterhouse.

Conference Program

Saturday 18th January

9:30 - 10.00

Registration and Coffee

10:00 - 11.15

Beau Mount (Oxford): "Numbers are not sets: the dependence argument"

Respondent: Robert Trueman (Stirling)

11:15 - 11.45   Coffee
11.45 - 13.00  

Josephine Salverda (UCL): "On the explanatory value of proof by induction"

Respondent: Michael Clark (Cambridge)

13.00 - 14.00   Lunch
14.00 - 15.15  

Asgeir Matthiasson (St. Andrews): "A Kripke model of Kripke’s Outline of a Theory of Truth"

Respondent: Tim Button (Cambridge)

15.15 - 15.45 Coffee
15.45 - 17.30

Keynote:  Ofra Magidor (Oxford): "Arbitrary Reference in Mathematics and Logic"

20.00 Conference Dinner


 Sunday 19th January

10:00 - 11.15 Kevin Kuhl (Toronto): "How to be a structuralist about sets"

Respondent: Brian King (Oxford)

11:15 - 11.45   Coffee
11.45 - 13.00  

Neil Dewar (Oxford): "Indispensability, representation, and mathematical truth"

Respondent: Adam Caulton (Cambridge)

13.00 - 14.00   Lunch
14.00 - 15.15  

Neil Barton (Birkbeck): "Richness and Reflection"

Respondent: Michael Potter (Cambridge)

15.15 - 15.45   Coffee
15.45 - 17.30 Keynote:  Kit Fine (NYU): "Truthmaker Semantics"

For any further information, please contact the conference organisers, Lukas Skiba and Fiona Doherty, at .

We would like to thank the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the Aristotelean Society, the Analysis Trust, the Mind Association and the British Logic Colloquium for their generous support.

Saturday, 18 January, 2014 - 10:00 to Sunday, 19 January, 2014 - 17:30
Contact name: 
Lukas Skiba or Fiona Doherty
Event location: 
St John's College, Cambridge