Tonight: Lakatos “Mathematics, Science and Epistemology”!

3 Aug

Join us tonight for our first discussion of philosophy and math, as we discuss exerpts from Imre Lakatos’ “Mathematics, science and epistemology” and ask ourselves, what is the foundation of mathematics?, and what does a proof prove?

As always, the text is available as a pdf HERE.

We will be meeting at 7:00pm at Tender Bar + Kitchen, in Lawrenceville (4300 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201)

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole summer, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

Upcoming Readings:

Philosophy and Mathematics:

  • 8/3: Lakatos, Mathematics, Science, and Epistemology, Chapter 1 and 4
  • 8/10: Badiou, Being and Event, Chapter 26

Philosophy and Biology:

  • 8/17: Canguilhem, A Vital Rationalist: Chapter 14
  • 8/24: Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: “Rhizome”

Philosophy and Neuroscience:

  • 8/31: Malabou, What Should We Do With our Brain, Chapter 3
  • 9/7: Brassier, Nihil Unbound, Chapter 1
  • 9/14: Mark Solms, Brain and the Inner World, excerpt tbd

Free Pdfs available HERE!!!


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