Workshop: Necessity, analyticity and the a priori

This workshop is organized jointly by the research projects Models, Modality and Meaning (Arche, St Andrews) and Plurals, Predicates and Paradox (Oslo).

 

 

As Kripke and others have taught us, the concepts of necessity, analyticity, and apriority need to be carefully distinguished. This workshop aims to investigate these notions, their analysis and legitimacy, and their connections, if any.


Monday 10 June
09.00 - 10.15 Stewart Shapiro
10.15 - 10.30 Tea/coffee
10.30 - 11.45 Oystein Linnebo
11.45 - 12.00 Break
12.00 - 13.00 Bruno Jacinto
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Laura Celani
15.00 - 15.15 Break
15.15 - 16.30 Gillian Russell
16.30 - 16.45 Tea/coffee
16.45 - 18.00 Agustin Rayo

Tuesday 11 June
09.00 - 10.15 Carrie Jenkins
10.15 - 10.30 Tea/coffee
10.30 - 11.45 Jon Litland
11.45 - 12.00 Break
12.00 - 13.00 Sam Roberts
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.15 Geoffrey Hellman
15.15 - 15.30 Tea/coffee
15.30 - 16.45 Aaron Cotnoir
 

Questions may include:

  •  Are there distinctive and perhaps irreducible notions of logical and/or mathematical necessity?
  •  If so, what work can these notions do in philosophical logic and the philosophy of mathematics?
  •  What is the relation between logical necessity and analyticity?
  •  What is the relation between logical necessity and metaphysical necessity? 

 

To register and in case of any questions, please contact Sam Roberts. For accommodation, consult this list of suggestions.
 

 

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