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ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
2009-2010

 

Lecture: Frege and the Paradox of Analysis
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Sanford Shieh  
Date:   Mon. Nov. 2, 1009
Time:   7:30 - 9:30 PM  
Location:  Pohndorff Room - Skidmore Library

Sanford Shieh from Wesleyan University discussed the paradox of analysis in the context of Gottlob Frege's thought.  Professor Shieh showed that the overall purpose of Frege's famous analysis of number is far less apparent than is commonly believed.  But this is not to say that Frege's project is a failure: Shieh argued that Frege can be understood as successfully providing a definition of number that is consistent with actual mathematical practice