FINAL CFP: SoTFoM III and The Hyperuniverse Programme, Vienna, September 21-23, 2015.
The Hyperuniverse Programme, launched in 2012, and currently pursued within a Templeton-funded research project at the Kurt Gödel Research Center in Vienna, aims to identify and philosophically motivate the adoption of new set-theoretic axioms.
The programme intersects several topics in the philosophy of set theory and of mathematics, such as the nature of mathematical (set-theoretic) truth, the universe/multiverse dichotomy, the alternative conceptions of the set-theoretic multiverse, the conceptual and epistemological status of new axioms and their alternative justificatory frameworks.
The aim of SotFoM III+The Hyperuniverse Programme Joint Conference is to bring together scholars who, over the last years, have contributed mathematically and philosophically to the ongoing work and debate on the foundations and the philosophy of set theory, in particular, to the understanding and the elucidation of the aforementioned topics. The three-day conference, taking place September 21-23 at the KGRC in Vienna, will feature invited and contributed speakers.
T. Arrigoni (Bruno Kessler Foundation)
G. Hellman (Minnesota)
P. Koellner (Harvard)
M. Leng (York)
Ø. Linnebo (Oslo)
W.H. Woodin (Harvard)
I. Jané (Barcelona) [TBC]
Call for papers
We invite (especially young) scholars to send their abstracts (of 1’500 words or fewer), addressing one of the following topical strands:
– new set-theoretic axioms
– forms of justification of the axioms and their status within the philosophy of mathematics
– conceptions of the universe of sets
– conceptions of the set-theoretic multiverse
– the role and importance of new axioms for non-set-theoretic mathematics
– the Hyperuniverse Programme and its features
– alternative axiomatisations and their role for the foundations of mathematics
Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and submitted through EasyChair on the following page:
If there is a paper to back up the abstract (say containing details of proofs, if any) they can be sent to sotfom [at] gmail [dot] com.
We especially encourage female scholars to send us their contributions. Accommodation expenses for contributed speakers will be covered by the KGRC.
Submission deadline: 15 June 2015 (there will *not* be a deadline extension)
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2015
For further information, please contact:
sotfom [at] gmail [dot] com
or alternatively one of: