Christopher Peacocke to Give December 2 Guest Presentation in Kripke Course

At 2:00 on Wednesday, December 2nd, Professor Christopher Peacocke (Columbia) will be a guest presenter in “Topics In the Epistemology of Logic II”, co-taught by Professors Saul Kripke and Romina Padro, in room C196.06 (concourse level), accessible through the library of the Graduate Center.

Course Description: This seminar is a continuation of the seminar that we gave in the Fall of 2014. Enough will be initially repeated so that attendance at the previous seminar will not be presupposed. We will begin with a review of the problem set up with Lewis Carroll in the paper “What the Tortoise Said to Achilles” and similar arguments that can be given for other connectives. The point will be that logic cannot be taken as a set of postulates. However, this time we intend to discuss various strategies for justifying our usual logical rules and a number of distinguished philosophers have accepted our invitation to come and present their views on this and related matters to the seminar. Our initial list of guest speakers includes Paul Boghossian, Hartry Field, Christopher Peacocke, and our own Graham Priest.