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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)







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

22nd-23rd January 2022
St John's College, Cambridge

The Conference will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2022 at St John's College, Cambridge. Our keynote speakers for the conference are Professor Anna Mahtani (LSE) and Dr. Frederique Janssen-Lauret (Manchester).  

Registration for the conference can now be made here.

Please note St. John's College will require the wearing of masks in indoor settings.

Conference Program

Saturday 22nd January 2022




Speaker: Dominik Ehrenfels (Oxford)

Title: Logical Conventionalism and Deflationary Truth

Respondent: Benjamin Marschall (Cambridge)




Speaker: Robin Martinot (Utrecht)

Title: Purity of Formal Proofs

Respondent: Wes Wrigley (Oxford)




Speaker: William Vincent (Viginia)

Title: The Normativity Argument

Respondent: Owen Griffiths (Cambridge)




Keynote: Anna Mahtani (LSE)

Title: The Principal Principle and the Contingent A Priori


Conference Dinner

Sunday 23rd January 2022


Speaker: Vita Saitta (Genoa)

Title: Truthmakers and Knowledge

Respondent: Simone Picenni (Bristol) [online]




Speaker: Kati Kish (Tel Aviv) [online]

Title: Connecting the revolutionary with the conventional: Rethinking the differences between the works of Brouwer and Heyting

Respondent: Neil Dewar (Cambridge)




Speaker: Frederik J. Andersen (St Andrews)

Title: Countering justification holism in the epistemology of logic

Respondent: Michael Potter (Cambridge)





Keynote: Frederique Janssen-Lauret (Manchester)

Title: Anti-Essentialism and Alternative Material Origins

Call For Papers:

We invite papers from graduate students or those who have recently completed their PhD on any topic in the Philosophy of Mathematics or Logic, broadly construed. Papers will have respondents, and will be followed by open discussion. Respondents will be selected from members of the Cambridge University Faculty of Philosophy and other philosophy departments in the UK.

Papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, and suitable for a 40 minute presentation. They should also be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 150 words. The paper should be anonymised and suitable for blind refereeing. Please include a separate detachable cover sheet including name, title, institution, and contact details. Submissions are preferred in .doc or .pdf format. They should be e-mailed to Receipt of submission will be confirmed by e-mail. Please note that we cannot accept more than one submission per student.

We adhere to the BPA/SWIP good practice guidelines and especially encourage submissions from women and other under-represented groups. Moreover, we would like to emphasise that the venue will be completely wheelchair accessible with a large lift and an accessible toilet and service dogs are welcome. Please contact us with any further queries related to accessibility.

The deadline for submissions is 31st October.

We will notify authors of the decision regarding their paper by the start of December. For successful applications we will cover the cost of accommodation, conference fee and the conference dinner.

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

For other events around this year's World Logic Day (14th January), see:

For any further information, please contact the conference organisers Aiden Woodcock and Alex Fisher, at .

Saturday, 22 January, 2022 - 09:30 to Sunday, 23 January, 2022 - 17:00