Date(s) - 25 Feb 2011
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Auditório do CCET-UFRN
Speaker: Richard L. Epstein (*)
Abstract: Modern formal logic is based on the assumption that the world is made up of things and propositions are about the relations or properties of things. Starting with some hints in our ordinary language, I will show how we can devise a formal logic to reason instead about the world as process-mass. Clarifying that view with the formal language and logic raises questions about how grammar shapes our perceptions of the world and our morality. (*) Founder of the Advanced Reasoning Forum, USA. Author of “Computability: Computable Functions, Logic, and the Foundations of Mathematics”, “The Semantic Foundations of Logic” and “Critical Thinking”, among others.