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## A very short introduction to structuralismAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Richard Kaye, University of Birmingham
- Thursday 09 November 2017, 16:00-18:00
- Law Seminar room 111.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Richard. Timothy Gowers’ beautiful book “Mathematics and very short introduction” should be accessible to everyone with an interest in mathematics. It contains the slogan “a mathematical object I will explain this idea and develop it in the direction of the Philosophy of Mathematics, at least to the point of understanding why such a structuralist account might be a good thing, and to mention very briefly some of the possible flavours of structuralism on might adopt. I have been teaching this at the first year WHM level this term to non-mathematicians and this study group will go slightly beyond first year level but should be completely accessible to interested students, both mathematics students and others. The “slides” from the talk (actually a number of pages of handwritten notes) are available at http://web.mat.bham.ac.uk/R.W.Kaye/talks/rwk-structuralism-slides.pdf They probably won’t mean so much until after (or during) this talk. This talk is part of the Midlands Logic Seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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