Welcome to the New York Logic Blog!
This is a group blog run by the New York Logic community, and includes and welcomes all manner of announcements, mathematical logic posts, philosophical logic posts, invitations, inquiries, discussions or any other type of post concerning mathematical or philosophical logic of interest to the New York logic community.
If you have an account on nylogic.org with author privileges, please feel free to make on-topic posts here.
By setting the appropriate event date field on the post, they will appear automatically in the NY Logic Calendar.
We apologize for the current dysfunction of our usual website nylogic.org. For up-to-date information on upcoming logic talks in New York City, please visit https://boolesrings.org/victoriagitman/cuny-logic-seminars/.
On December 1-2, 2016, the Graduate Center will host a conference on logic in honor of the 80th birthday of Prof. Rohit Parikh. Details are available at the conference website.
Friday, November 25 is the day after Thanksgiving, so there will be no seminars at the Graduate Center that day.
The Northeast Regional Model Theory Days will take place on Saturday the 21st of October and
Sunday the 22nd of October at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA. See the Northeast Regional Model Theory Days website for full details.
Since many of the seminar members will be away, there will be no set theory seminar on October 21.
Since CUNY will follow a Tuesday schedule on Friday, October 14, we will not have any of the usual Friday logic seminars that day. However, there will be a talk by George Metcalfe at 4 pm, described below.
DART VII, the seventh meeting of the conference series Differential Algebra and Related Topics, will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center (and other CUNY venues) from September 30 – October 4, 2016. Information about this conference is available here. It will include talks by Alexander Buium, Zoe Chatzidakis, Taylor Dupuy, James Freitag, Victor Kac, Joel Nagloo, Anand Pillay, and Thomas Scanlon, among others.
DART VII, the seventh meeting of the conference series Differential Algebra and Related Topics, will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center from September 30 – October 4, 2016. Information about this conference is available here.
The Autumn 2016 meeting of NERDS, the New England Recursion and Definability Seminar, will take place on Sunday, November 6 at Wellesley College, in Wellesley, MA. Details are available from the NERDS website, and talks are also posted here on nylogic.org.
Rutgers University will hold a conference in honor of Professor Gregory Cherlin on September 30 – October 2, 2016. Details are available here. Due to this meeting and the DART VII conference, there will be no Logic Workshop on September 30. For those not going to Rutgers, do notice the NY Group Theory Seminar talk by Miasnikov, announced below.
FRIDAY APRIL 22 (Philosophy Hall, Room 716)
Achille Varzi (Columbia University), Marco Panza (IHPST)
Welcome and Introduction
John Burgess (Princeton University)
Reconciling Anti-Nominalism and Anti-Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics
Haim Gaifman (Columbia University)
Reconfiguring the Problem: “Platonism” as Objective, Evidence-transcendent Truth
Sébastien Gandon (Université Blaise Pascal)
Describing What One is Doing. A Philosophy of Action Based View of Mathematical Objectivity
SATURDAY, APRIL 23 (Philosophy Hall, Room 716)
Mirna Džamonja (University of East Anglia and IHPST)
An Unreasonable Effectiveness of ZFC Set Theory at the Singular Cardinals
Hartry Field (New York University)
Platonism, Indispensability, Conventionalism
Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia University)
The Benacerraf Problem in Broader Perspective
Michele Friend (George Washington University)
Is the Pluralist Reconciliation between Nominalism and Platonism too Easy?
We do not have a speaker for Friday, March 4, so there will be no Logic Workshop that day. (The Set Theory and Model Theory Seminars will meet as usual.)
The model theory seminar will not meet on February 26.
The first model theory seminar will be on February 19th.
The Spring 2016 New England Recursion and Definability Seminar (“NERDS”) will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Springfield College, in Springfield, MA. Further details and abstracts of talks will be posted on nylogic.org as they become available.
We announce a one-day conference, Set Theory Day on Friday, March 11, 2016, in celebration of the 50th birthday of Prof. Joel David Hamkins. The conference will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center and will last all day, with many of Prof. Hamkins’s former students giving talks on their work. All interested mathematicians are invited to attend. The schedule is posted on nylogic.org/set-theory-day. A PDF program is here.
The 2015 autumn meeting of the New England Recursion & Definability Seminar will be held on the campus of Assumption College, in Worcester Massachusetts, on Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 until 4:15. Titles and abstracts are now posted at the link for NERDS, under the Seminars tab. Directions and visitor information are available here.
MOPA moves to back its regular schedule: Wednesdays 6:15pm in GC 4214-03.
The first meeting will be next week 9/2.
Our prospective speaker has had to postpone her talk, so there will be no CUNY Logic Workshop on May 8.