Mathematical Truth is Historically Contingent (Chris Scambler)

The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will meet on March 26th from 4:15-6:15 in room 3309 of the CUNY Graduate Center for a talk by Chris Scambler (NYU).

Title: Mathematical Truth is Historically Contingent

Abstract: In this talk I will defend a view according to which certain mathematical facts depend counterfactually on certain historical facts. Specifically, I will sketch an alternative possible history for us in which (I claim) the proposition ordinarily expressed by the English sentence “there is a universal set” is true, despite its falsity in the actual world.

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