Session:Wondrous mathematics: A primer to the set-theoretic multiverse philosophy (a guided tour to the limits of mathematical reasoning)

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Description This is a talk about the foundational crisis in mathematics and its resolution, Gödel incompleteness phenomena ("there are true statements which are provably unprovable"), unknowability concerning infinity (the continuum hypothesis) and a new philosophy which gives an intriguing and coherent common perspective on these topics.
Type Talk
Kids session No
Keyword(s) science
Tags mathematics, logic, incompleteness, set-theory
Processing assembly Assembly:Curry Club Augsburg
Person organizing Iblech
Language en - English
en - English
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Starts at 2019/12/29 22:40
Ends at 2019/12/29 23:40
Duration 60 minutes
Location Room:Lecture room M2

The talk gives a primer to the set-theoretic multiverse philosophy, which was recently put forward by Joel David Hamkins.

To enjoy the the talk, you should have an interest in the intersection of mathematics and philosophy, but you don't need to bring any specific mathematical or logical prerequisites. This talk is an invitation to follow along and ask lots of questions on the way. :-)

Note to participants of older talks about alternative mathematical universes: This talk does, for a change, not discuss the toposes of those talks. :-) It's about the new set-theoretic philosophy by Joel David Hamkins!

Bring something to sit on (perhaps a jacket or coat), because we might need to move in front of M2.

Some pointers to things we discussed after the session: