Joel David Hamkins

Joel David Hamkins

Joel David Hamkins

The City University of New York

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Professor Hamkins (Ph.D. 1994 UC Berkeley) conducts research in mathematical and philosophical logic, particularly set theory, with a focus on the mathematics and philosophy of the infinite.  He has been particularly interested in the interaction of forcing and large cardinals, two central themes of contemporary set-theoretic research.  He has worked in the theory of infinitary computability, introducing (with A. Lewis and J. Kidder) the theory of infinite time Turing machines, as well as in the theory of infinitary utilitarianism and, more recently, infinite chess.  His work on the automorphism tower problem lies at the intersection of group theory and set theory.  Recently, he has been preoccupied with various mathematical and philosophical issues surrounding the set-theoretic multiverse, engaging with the emerging debate on pluralism in the philosophy of set theory, as well as the mathematical questions to which they lead, such as in his work on the modal logic of forcing and set-theoretic geology.
Joel David Hamkins has 25 talks in our database:
Logic and Metaphysics Workshop October 24, 2016
CUNY Logic Workshop September 16, 2016
Set theory seminar September 9, 2016
Set theory seminar September 2, 2016
April 11, 2016
Set theory seminar November 6, 2015
CUNY Logic Workshop October 2, 2015
April 27, 2015
Set theory seminar March 6, 2015
NY Philosophical Logic Group November 10, 2014
Set theory seminar October 10, 2014
CUNY Logic Workshop May 2, 2014
Set theory seminar January 31, 2014
CUNY Logic Workshop September 27, 2013
Set theory seminar September 20, 2013
Set theory seminar May 10, 2013
April 30, 2013
Set theory seminar March 1, 2013
CUNY Logic Workshop February 15, 2013
Set theory seminar February 1, 2013
GC Philosophy Colloquium November 28, 2012
Set theory seminar September 14, 2012
CUNY Logic Workshop September 7, 2012
CUNY Logic Workshop May 18, 2012
Set theory seminar May 18, 2012