Logic & Philosophy of Science Colloquium

Mark Wilson
University of Pittsburgh

“On Cracked Reasoning ”

In this talk I will discuss linguistic circumstances where considerations internal to reasoning tend to pull language away from its original physical basis and require the insertion of corrective barriers in the reasoning patterns. The so-called "Stokes phenomenon" of applied mathematics provides an excellent illustration of this behavior. We shall survey allied linguistic comportment elsewhere in reasoning and explore some of the complications that such activities pose for contemporary philosophical methodology.

Friday, February 23, 2001
SST 777, 3 pm

Refreshments will be served