Tag Archives: Helsinki

Language Emerging from Meaning Emerging from Language: A Walk in the Logical Woods. Helsinki, 6/16

In the event Crossing Worlds: Mathematical logic, philosophy, art. An interdisciplinary meeting in honor of Juliette Kennedy at the University of Helsinki in June 2016 I gave the lecture Language Emerging from Meaning Emerging from Language: A Walk in the Logical Woods.


Language, Logic and Nonelementary Classes: External/Internal Interactions. Helsinki, 5/16.

A minicourse in Helsinki on Language, Logic and Nonelementary Classes: External/Internal Interactions, given at the University of Helsinki’s Mathematics Department in May of 2016.

The topics were

  • Around The Presentation Theorem
  • The Small Index Property for Homogeneous Classes
  • Categories, AECs, Interpolation.

Here is the course material (presented on the blackboard).

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.