Benson Mates, 1919-2009

Benson Mates, Professor emeritus of Philosophy at the University of California, died May 14. He was a logician, historian of logic, philosopher of language,epistemologist, Leibniz scholar, and author of the excellent logic textbook Elementary Logic.

Carnap Action in Paris

In between thinking and lecturing about the epsilon-calculus, I'm in Paris for a few days: it's where all the Carnap action is right now. Heard wonderful talks by the likes of Steve Awodey, Dan Isaacson, Alan Richardson, Erich Reck, Delphine Chapuis-Schmitz, and Tom Uebel, unfortunately missed those by Michael Beaney, Juliet Floyd, and Rick Creath, … Continue reading Carnap Action in Paris

Vienna Waits For Me

At least I hope it does. I'll see in a couple of days, when I get there. Scheduled to give a talk on proof interpretations at the Institute Vienna Circle on Thursday (5 pm, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Uni Wien Campus, Hof 1, 2. Stock, links). Friday, I start teaching a short course on the epsilon … Continue reading Vienna Waits For Me