Sapientia Lecture Series

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Sapientia Lecture Series

Agustín Rayo (MIT). "On the Open-Endedness of Logical Space." Free & open to all. Reception follows.

Friday, March 2, 2018
103 Thornton Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Abstract: "I articulate and defend the claim that possibility is "open ended": a given set of possibilities can always be used to characterize further possibilities."

Agustín Rayo is a philosophy professor at MIT. His research is in the intersection of the philosophy of logic and the philosophy of language. He has done work on understanding the relationship between our language and the world it represents, on clarifying certain connections between logic and mathematics, and on investigating the limits of communicable thought. He is the author of The Construction of Logical Space (Oxford University Pr., 2013) and many articles, and teaches a MOOC on edX based on his undergraduate class at MIT,  "Paradox and Infinity." Read more about him here.

The Sapientia Lecture Series is funded by The Mark J. Byrne 1985 Fund in Philosophy.

For more information, contact:
Marcia Welsh
(603) 646-3738

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.