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Next Meeting

Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Speaker: Professor Romina Padro (Graduate Center, City University of New York).

Topic: What the Tortoise said to Kripke

Dr Padro has provided the following information about her talk:

Since its publication in 1895 Lewis Carroll’s note “What the Tortoise Said to Achilles” has generated a great deal of discussion. In this talk I will propose a novel interpretation based on Saul Kripke’s unpublished work on the nature of logic. I will argue that it introduces an ‘adoption problem’ that challenges the role basic logical principles are commonly assumed to play in our inferential transitions. A more general moral for the epistemology of logic and its priorities will be drawn as a result of our discussion. 

Dr. Padró also recommends the following reading: Carroll, L. (1895). “What the Tortoise Said to Achilles”, Mind 4 (14): 278-280.

Professor Kripke himself will be at this meeting.

Time and venue:  8pm in Lecture Theatre 1A, Neville Alexander Building.