Kurt Gödel - Philosophical Views

27.02.2019 | 08:45 c.t. - 19:00

On January 14, 1978, Kurt Gödel, one of the greatest logicians of all times passed away. Today, nearly half a century later, we have still not exhaustively explored, discussed and conclusively assessed all of Gödel's visionary ideas. With this informal, one-day workshop we provide a forum for interested scientists from various disciplines to meet and discuss unexplored aspects in Gödel's work. A particular focus will be on his philosophical views.

The participation is free.

The workshop is supported by the Kurt Gödel Freundeskreis Berlin.


08:45-09:00: Welcome and introduction
09:00-10:00: Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Engelen, Kurt Gödel's ›Maxims Philosophy‹. An Overview  (Abstract)
10:00-10:30:  Coffee
10:30-11:30: Prof. Dr. Srećko Kovač, Evidence, Modalities, and Causation in Gödel's Formal Philosophy  (Abstract)
11:30-12:00 Dr. Emil Weydert, Kurt Gödel and the Foundations of Set Theory  (Abstract)
12:00-13:30: Lunch
13:30-14:30: Prof. Dr. Jan von Plato, Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems in the Light of his Shorthand  Notebooks  (Abstract)
14:30-15:00: Coffee
15:00-16:00: Dr. Oliver Passon, Imcompleteness and Quantum Theory  (Abstract)
16:00-16:30: Coffee
16:30-17:30: Prof. Dr. Christoph Benzmüller, What Kind of Ultrafilter is Gödel's God? (Abstract)
17:30-17:50: Further Planned Activities: Berlin Gödel Award - Short Presentation by René Talbot.

Final Discussion

 The event is supported by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of FU Berlin, the Institute of Computer Science of FU Berlin and the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+.

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Zeit & Ort

27.02.2019 | 08:45 c.t. - 19:00

SR 006, Takustr. 9, 14195 Berlin