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20-23 September 2013, History and Philosophy of Infinity (FotFS VIII), Cambridge, England

Date: 20-23 September 2013
Location: Cambridge, England
Deadline: 31 May 2013

The concept of infinity has fascinated philosophers and mathematicians for many centuries: e.g., the distinction between the potential and actual infinite appears in Aristotle's Physics (in his treatment of the paradoxes of Zeno) and the notion was implied in the attempts to sharpen the method of approximation (starting as early as Archimedes and running through the middle ages and into the nineteenth century). Modern mathematics opened the doors to the wealth of the realm of the infinities by means of the set-theoretic foundations of mathematics.

Any philosophical interaction with concepts of infinite must have at least two aspects: first, an inclusive examination of the various branches and applications, across the various periods; but second, it must proceed in the critical light of mathematical results, including results from meta-mathematics. The conference History & Philosophy of Infinity will emphasize philosophical, empirical and historical approaches.

For more information, see http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/people/fotfs/VIII/

The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 31 May 2013.

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