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# Monthly Archives: October 2008

## Congratulations to Luca Incurvati

Champagne in the graduate room this afternoon (and more afterwards during the logic seminar) to celebrate Luca‘s election to a three-year Junior Research Fellowship at Magdalene from next October. Great news.

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## The Gowers’ Companion/Davenport’s Higher Arithmetic

Tim Gowers’s Princeton Companion to Mathematics — which has been available from Amazon USA for a discounted price for a little while — is now available at a 25% discount from Amazon UK. Hooray! I’ve sent off for it and … Continue reading

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## Bafflement

We’ve now had three seminars on Wittgenstein’s remarks on the foundations of mathematics in the Big Typescript, taking things very slowly. The first week, I talked about Sec. 108 (the contrast between arithmetic and a game). One of our final … Continue reading

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## Peanuts on intuition …

Thanks to David Auerbach for this! (Click to enlarge.)

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## Parsons’s Mathematical Thought: Sec. 35, Intuition of finite sets

Suppose we accept that “it is not necessary to attribute to the agent perception or intuition of a set as a single object” in order to ground arithmetical beliefs. Still, we might wonder whether some such intuition of sets-as-objects might … Continue reading

## D960 for a desert island?

Sometimes, in an idle moment, I jot down — be honest, don’t we all? — a list of the eight discs I would select as my Desert Island Discs. Impossibly difficult of course! But one constant choice is the last … Continue reading

## Parsons’s Mathematical Thought: Secs 33, 34, Finite sets and intuitions of them

So where have we got to in talking about Parsons’s book? Chapter 6, you’ll recall, is titled “Numbers as objects”. So our questions are: what are the natural numbers, how are they “given” to us, are they objects available to … Continue reading

## Life is too short …

After empty months over the summer, you are suddenly faced with hectic weeks when there is far too much going on by way of seminars and discussion groups. I assume it is much the same in most places; but perhaps … Continue reading

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## Survived!

There’s a piece on academic blogging in today’s Times Higher Education. It doesn’t contain any big surprises, but it is mildly interesting — and I do get a few mentions. Fame at last. I have an entirely enviable walk into … Continue reading

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## LaTeX for Logicians

Just to report that there’s now an smarter, updated, port of the old LaTeX for Logicians pages now available at my composite website www.logicmatters.net. All corrections and further contributions very gratefully received. (Another pre-term task ticked off the list!)

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