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.