A Symposium Honoring Solomon Feferman on his 70th Birthday
December 11-13 1998,
The symposium is centered around proof theoretically inspired foundational
investigations. These investigations have important roots in the work of
19-th century mathematicians, e.g., Dedekind, Cantor, Frege, and Kronecker,
and have been merging over the last decades with developments in set theory
and recursion theory; however, they have sustained a special emphasis on
broader philosophical issues.
Stanford University has had a special role in fostering such work
through actively engaged faculty (for example, Friedman, Kreisel, Mints,
Scott, Tait), doctoral students (for example, Barwise, Beeson, Sieg,
Statman, Zucker), and visitors (for example, Jäger, Rathjen,
Schwichtenberg, Troelstra, Wainer). During the last forty years, Solomon
Feferman has been at the center of these activities. He has been
addressing foundational questions in a most systematic and significant
way, and the main themes of the Symposium are themes in his work. The
symposium is a tribute to him on the occasion of his 70-th birthday -- a
tribute both to his specific contributions and to his influence on the
direction of current research.
The symposium will be organized in six sessions each with a distinctive
theme. This reflective activity on (the direction of) research in the
foundations of mathematics is of general scientific interest.
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banquet on Saturday evening.
- Committee Co-chairs
- Local Organization
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10 December 1998.