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11 December 2014, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Matthias Schirn (Munich)

Speaker: Matthias Schirn (Munich)
Title: Frege: Second-Order Abstraction and Referential Indeterminacy
Date: Thursday 11 December 2014
Time: 16:00-18:00
Location: Janskerkhof 13, room 006 in Utrecht

In this talk, I shall critically discuss some issues related to Frege's paradigms of second-order abstraction principles: Hume's Principle and Axiom V. The focus is on the referential indeterminacy of value-range terms arising from a semantic stipulation later to be embodied in Axiom V of Grundgesetze. I shall discuss Frege's attempt to remove the indeterminacy as well as his subsequent proof of referentiality for his formal language with special emphasis on the case of value-range terms. Attention will also be paid to the assumptions that underly his overall strategy.

For abstracts and more information, see http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html or contact Benno van den Berg ().

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