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.
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).
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.