The 2021 Midwest PhilMath Workshop will take place via Zoom on Tuesdays in November, 2021.
The first session will take place on November 2nd. The program is below.
5pm: Øystein Linnebo, Sam Levey, Stewart Shapiro: “Potential Infinity and Theology”
6pm: Owain Griffin: “The Problem of Isomorphic Structures
Abstract: In McCarty (2015) an argument is made to undermine the ante-rem structuralist
account of mathematics. At the conclusion of his paper McCarty poses the
question of whether the same argument `might not prove just as powerful
when directed against the set-theoretic structuralists'. Through this paper
I answer the question firstly by developing McCarty's original argument, and
then showing that set-theoretic structuralism does not fall victim to the chal-
lenge. I therefore conclude that the answer to McCarty's question is negative:
set-theoretic structuralism is not effectively undermined.
For the full schedule and more information, click here.