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Russell in 1893 as a BA in mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge
Russell in 1893 as a BA in mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge (photo displayed with permission of Bertrand Russell Archives McMaster University)







Eleventh Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference on the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

20th - 21st January 2018
St John's College, Cambridge


The Conference will be held on the 20th and 21st of January 2018 in St John's College, Cambridge. Our keynote speakers for the conference are Prof Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki) and Prof Øystein Linnebo (Oslo).

Conference Program

Saturday 20th January

9.00 am

Registration and Coffee

9.30 am

Vera Flocke (NYU):
The Metasemantics of Indefinite Extensibility

Respondent: Dr Arif Ahmed (Cambridge)

10.45 am

Coffee Break

11.15 am

Benjamin Wilck (Humboldt):
Mathematical Definitions and a New Problem for Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Respondent: Dr Tim Button (Cambridge)

12.30 pm


1.30 pm

Kevin Gibbons (Oxford):
The Epistemic Value of Rigorous Proof: A Fregean Account

Respondent: Dr Michael Gabbay (Cambridge)

2.45 pm

Coffee Break

3.15 - 5.00 pm

Prof Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki):
Tarski and "the mathematical": Surveying the logical field from the natural language point of view

7.45 pm

Conference Dinner at Gonville and Caius College

Sunday 21st January

9.30 am

Morning Coffee

10.00 am

Cornelia Knieling (Kiel):
Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Mathematics

Respondent: Dr Bernhard Salow (Cambridge)

11.15 am


11.45 am

Peter Epstein (Cambridge):
A Priori Concepts in Euclidean Proof

Respondent: Prof Michael Potter (Cambridge)

1.00 pm


2.00 pm

Chiara Martini (Oxford):
On Neo-Fregean Metaontology: MacBride’s New Dilemma

Respondent:  Dr Rob Trueman (York)

3.15 pm

Coffee Break

3.45 - 5.30 pm

Prof Øystein Linnebo (Oslo):
Thin Objects and Grounding

Registration has now closed. If you would still like to book a ticket, please contact the organisers directly.

We are very grateful to the Aristotelian Society, the Analysis Trust, the British Logic Colloquium, the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the Mind Association, and St John's College for their generous support of the conference.

The conference is being organised by Wes Wrigley and Nathan Hawkins. For further information, please contact them at .


Saturday, 20 January, 2018 - 09:30 to Sunday, 21 January, 2018 - 17:30
Contact name: 
Wes Wrigley or Nathan Hawkins
Event location: 
St John's College, Cambridge