LMP 2015

Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference

June 4-5, 2015

Western University, Stevenson Hall, Room 1145

With Keynote Address from Elaine Landry (University of California, Davis)

“Plato was NOT a Mathematical Platonist”

Held in conjunction with the Gravity and Geometry: Centenary Perspectives in General Relativity conference (June 6-7, 2015)

June 4, 2015

9:30 am         Travis Lacroix (Simon Fraser University) “Fractionally Quantified Propositional Logic”
10:45 am  Jordan Kroll (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) “Defending the Easy Road to Nominalism”
11:45 am   Lunch
1:00 pm   David Schroeren (Princeton University) “Theoretical Equivalence as Explanatory Equivalence”
2:15 pm   Andrew Tedder (University of Connecticut) “The Ternary Relation and Restrictions on Inconsistent Belief”
3:30 pm   Keynote Address: Elaine Landry (University of California, Davis)  “Plato was NOT a Mathematical Platonist”
5:00 pm   Dinner

June 5, 2015

9:30 am         Andy Yu (Oxford University)                          “Logic for Alethic Pluralists”
10:45 am  John Dougherty (University of California, San Diego)“What Inductive Explanations Could Not Be”
11:45 am   Lunch
1:00 pm   Michael Miller (University of Pittsburgh)“The Underdetermination of Field Theoretic Structure”
2:15 pm   Lucas Dunlap (University of Maryland)    “The Metaphysics of D-CTCs: On the Underlying Assumptions of Deutsch’s Quantum Solution to the Paradoxes of Time Travel”
3:15 pm   Awarding of the Robert K. Clifton Memorial Book Prize     Winner: Michael Miller

This conference is supported by the The Rotman Institute of Philosophy, The Department of Philosophy, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, The Faculty of Social Sciences, and Oxford University Press for donating the Robert K. Clifton Memorial Book Prize


Melissa Jacquart (chair), Adam Koberinski, Nathan Moore, Noah Dueck, Jared Richards, Thomas De Saegher, Philippos Papagiannopoulos, Shari Monner, and Yann Benétreau-Dupin