Grasping smoothly and letting go: categoricity and location. Helsinki, 5/15

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Study invited me to give a lecture in the interdisciplinary meeting Getting There and Falling Short, where a number of art historians, linguists, mathematicians, philosophers, artists, etc. were invited to reflect on language’s ability of grasping concepts and its own shortcomings. My lecture (Grasping smoothly and letting go: categoricity and location) focused on categoricity and the problem of location.