Logic & Philosophy of Science Colloquium
University of Toronto
Objects that appear to violate the rules of mathematics
and logic appear at the borderline of mathematics and
other subjects, particularly physics. A well-known
example of such an anomalous object is the Dirac delta
function. In many cases, such objects have been eventually
incorporated into the standard set-theoretical universe.
The present talk discusses strategies for incorporation,
and whether we have reasons to believe that such objects
show the standard set-theoretical universe to be inadequate.
Friday, November 9, 2001
Refreshments will be served