MCMP Summer School Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students

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The second Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students in 2015 was as exciting as the first. Following a general introduction into the basics of probability theory and elementary logic, participants were given an overview of three different topic streams from which they were free to choose one for further study. The streams were on:

  1. attitudes in epistemology, by Julia Staffel from the University of Washington in St. Louis;
  2. networks in philosophy, by Kevin Zollman from Carnegie Mellon University
  3. and the context-dependence and the semantics-pragmatics interface, by Isidora Stojanovic from the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris.

Sessions consisted of lectures and interactive tutorials, in which participants actively engaged with the materials by way of solving problem sets. Furthermore, they had the chance to participate in various talks by PhD students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows of the MCMP as well as external lecturers, who gave overviews of their work. The idea behind a program of such a broad range of topics was to expose participants to the various possible topics and methods that the field of mathematical philosophy has to offer. Carla Fehr from the University of Waterloo gave an evening lecture on the importance of diversity and justice in philosophy as a discipline that led to a constructive discussion about gender issues in the academy. To check out the line-up of speakers, the program, the video abstracts, and the recorded lectures please click on the links below.