Is There Life in Possible Worlds?

2 May 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

470 Stephens Hall

Event Type
Special Event

Mark Wilson
Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

The great advances in reasoning capacity due to the so-called “finite element revolution” in modern computing rely upon a subtle reallocation of descriptive content amongst the traditional formulas of engineering practice. This altered distribution of linguistic labor requires the salient “possibilities” of a modeling effort to coordinate amongst themselves in a careful and controlled manner. In this talk we shall explore the wider implications that such constructions suggest for “semantic thinking” about language employment in general.

This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  HPLMS Working Group, Department of Philosophy • Office for the History of Science and Technology
Office for the History of Science and Technology

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