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Philosophy Speakers Program: Mark Migotti (Calgary), "Why Study Logic?"

Date & Time:
April 4, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Philosophy Speakers Program presents

MARK MIGOTTI - "Why Study Logic?"

Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 1253

 

About the Talk

“Why Study Logic?” is the title Peirce gave to the second part of the second chapter of his never completed work the Minute Logic.  In this paper I will talk about the way Peirce approaches his question and contrast it  favourably with the way the question is approached by more recent logicians, notably W. V. O. Quine.

 

About the Speaker

Mark Migotti (PhD Yale) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary.  His research interests are in the areas of 19th Century German Philosophy (esp. Nietzsche and Schopenhauer), Ancient Philosophy, Classical American Pragmatism (esp. C. S. Peirce), Epistemology, Ethics, and Philosophy of History.  He has published articles in Ethics, Dialogue, and the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.  His "For the Sake of Knowledge and the Love of Truth: Susan Haack between Sacred Enthusiams and Sophisticated Disillusionment" will appear in Cornelis de Waal, ed., Susan Haack: The Philosophy Rplies to Critiics (Prometheus Press).

 

Mark Migotti's website

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