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 In this talk I will propose a novel interpretation based on Saul Kripke’s unpublished work on the nature of logic.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.