6pm, 19th May 2016
Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Building, King’s College London
Timothy Williamson (Wykeham Professor of Logic, University of Oxford) will give this year’s Sainsbury Lecture, entitled ‘How to choose between alternative logics‘. The abstract is below, and all are welcome.
Paradoxes of vagueness, truth, and sets have motivated many proposals to weaken
classical logic. I will argue that choosing between logics is much more similar to
choosing between scientific theories than philosophers and logicians tend to think,
and that the analogy tells against such weakenings.