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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Café Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
7 February 2013
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 02380 59 7261 or email lifelonglearning@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

What is mathematical truth?

From the time of Plato onwards, philosophers have regarded mathematical truth as an ideal. Unlike ordinary, empirical truth, it is held, mathematical truth is eternal, incorrigible and certain. This talk looks at the ways in which philosophers have tried to account for the special nature of mathematical truth, concentrating on Bertrand Russell who ended up denying there was such a thing.

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Speaker information

Professor Ray Monk,Professor of Philosophy

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