Saturday, December 26, 2009

The History of Categorical Logic

Through the paralyzing paradoxes of Professor Polaro I have learned that The History of Categorical Logic by Jean-Pierre Marquis and Gonzalo E. Reyes is available online for free. So far I just took a quick look, but it seems like a good read. Here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Nominalist Neologicism

My visit to Bristol is over, I'm back home (i.e. in Poland) for a few weeks. I used some of the spare time to finish drafting the first paper that I worked on with Oystein Linnebo last semester (stay tuned for another one).

The paper is titled Nominalist Neologicism and contains the core of the modal-iterative approach to abstraction principles that I've been advocating over the last year or so. It's based on a talk I gave in Frankfurt (Trends in the Philosophy of Mathematics), so the style is a bit relaxed.

If you plan to take a look at it, please let me know in a comment below this post, so that I know I should expect feedback from you. The deadline is Jan 15, so if you have any comments, please share them with me by Jan 10.

Monday, December 7, 2009

deRosset's stuff on modalities

I see Louis deRosset has posted a few nice pieces related to modalities on his website. These include "Possible worlds I: Modal Realism", "Possible Worlds II: Nonreductive Theories of Possible Worlds" and his dissertation "Modal Primitivism: A study in the metaphysics of Necessity and Possibility". Here.