18-20 May 2006, Kurt Gödel: The Writings,
Maison de la recherche, University of Lille III, France
As Gödel scholars are now becoming increasingly familiar not only with the texts in the Collected Works but also with the still unpublished ones in the Archive, we see changes in our understanding of Gödel's work: his results in logic, the development of which has now begun to be traced in much more detail, but also his philosophical reflections, the full importance of which is becoming ever clearer. The aim of this workshop will be to discuss Gödel's writings and to present and compare different perspectives on the philosophy and career of this logician. We will study his writings in order better to understand his intellectual development, his own reflections on his logical theorems, and, finally, the concomittant metaphysics that he hoped to develop.
G. Crocco (Aix), J. Dawson (Philadelphia), J. Kennedy (Helsinki), S. Rahman (Lille), J.-M. Salanskis (Paris), W. Sieg (Pittsburg), H. Sinaceur (Paris), G. Sundholm (Leiden), R. Tieszen (San Jose, California), A. Visser (Utrecht), P. Cassou-Nogués (Lille), M. van Atten (Paris)
Students and young postdocs who wish to attend and participate in the discussions are invited to compete for three grants covering expenses of their stay in Lille (unfortunately, we cannot cover travel expenses). Candidates should send a CV and a letter motivating their wish to attend and describing their current research to Pierre Cassou-Nogués: pierre.cassou-nogues at univ-lille3.fr. The winners will be selected by a jury consisting of P. Cassou-Nogués, R. Tieszen, J.M. Salanskis, and M. van Atten. Candidates will be notified of the jury's decision around April 15.