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# No seminars on Nov. 25

Friday, November 25 is the day after Thanksgiving, so there will be no seminars at the Graduate Center that day.

# Northeast Regional Model Theory Days

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.

# No CUNY Logic Workshop on October 21

# Cherlin Weekend at Rutgers

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.

# Reconciling Nominalism and Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

#### FRIDAY APRIL 22 (Philosophy Hall, Room 716)

14:00–14:15

Achille Varzi (Columbia University), Marco Panza (IHPST)

Welcome and Introduction

14:15-15:45

John Burgess (Princeton University)

Reconciling Anti-Nominalism and Anti-Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

15:45–16:00 Break

16:00-17:30

Haim Gaifman (Columbia University)

Reconfiguring the Problem: “Platonism” as Objective, Evidence-transcendent Truth

17:30-19:00

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)

9:30–11:00

Mirna Džamonja (University of East Anglia and IHPST)

An Unreasonable Effectiveness of ZFC Set Theory at the Singular Cardinals

11:00–11:30 Break

11:30–13:00

Hartry Field (New York University)

Platonism, Indispensability, Conventionalism

13:00–15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:30

Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia University)

The Benacerraf Problem in Broader Perspective

16:30–17:00 Break

17:00-18:30

Michele Friend (George Washington University)

Is the Pluralist Reconciliation between Nominalism and Platonism too Easy?

18:30 Conclusions

# No Logic Workshop March 4.

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.)

# No model theory seminar on Feb. 26

The model theory seminar will not meet on February 26.

# Model Theory Seminar

The first model theory seminar will be on February 19th.

# NERDS on April 2, 2016

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.

# New time for MOPA

MOPA moves to back its regular schedule: Wednesdays 6:15pm in GC 4214-03.

The first meeting will be next week 9/2.

# Plural Logic and Sensitivity to Order

David Nicolas, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris

Sentences that exhibit sensitivity to order (e.g. “John and Mary arrived at school in that order” and “Mary and John arrived at school in that order”) present a challenge for the standard formulation of plural logic. In response, some authors have advocated new versions of plural logic based on more fine-grained notions of plural reference, such as serial reference (Hewitt 2012) and articulated reference (Ben-Yami 2013). The aim of this work is to show that sensitivity to order should be accounted for without altering the standard formulation of plural logic. In particular, sensitivity to order does not call for a more fine-grained notion of plural reference. We point out that the phenomenon in question is quite broad and that current proposals are not equipped to deal with the full range of cases in which order plays a role. Then we develop an alternative, unified account, which locates the phenomenon not in the way in which plural terms can refer, but in the meaning of special expressions such as “in that order” and “respectively”.

# Rutgers Logic Meeting October 25-26

The 2014 Rutgers Logic Meeting will be held in Room 221 in Scott Hall on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University, on the weekend of October 25-26, 2014. Talks will take place from 9:00 – 4:30 Saturday and 9:30 – 12:30 Sunday. For more details, please visit http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~gs481/mamls.html.

# MOPA has a new schedule

Models of Peano Arithmetic aka MOPA starts next week. We will meet on Wednesdays 4:50 – 5:50 in GC 6300 (new location).

# Model Theory Seminar Resumes on October 10th

Note that the Kolchin Seminars on Differential Algebra for September 12th and September 19th should

be of interest to model theorists.

# Welcome to the Set Theory seminar Spring 2014

The set theory seminar will be coordinated in Spring 2014 by Thomas Johnstone.

Tom pointed out that it’s been about ten years that we have been having our weekly Set Theory seminar at CUNY, starting with a few of Joel Hamkins’s graduate students who met on a weekly basis (George, Jonas, Victoria, and himself), and we’ve had many interesting seminar meetings since then.

At this point the schedule is wide open, so please let Tom know if you’d be interested to give a talk.

# No CUNY classes

There are no CUNY classes scheduled on the official university calendar for these days. Usually, our seminars do not run on days when CUNY classes are not in session, although one should check whether the calendar does have events scheduled. CUNY Fall 2013 Academic Calendar