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Joel David Hamkins
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Mathematics and philosophy of the infinite
Mathematics and philosophy of the infinite

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Oxford Graduate Conference starts tomorrow, with a very nice program of speakers, including graduate students from all over, with faculty responses giving commentary. Martha Nussbaum gives the plenary talk on Saturday, Anna Marmodoro on Sunday.

I am the faculty respondent giving comments on the delightful paper by Ethan Jarzek on Saturday session 11:30 to 1, with the topic: Paradoxical Desires.
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What it is like doing logic in Oxford...

...a "toad in the hole" at The Crown in Oxford.
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I've been reading Alan Turing's classic paper, "On computable numbers." This is the paper, written while he was a student in Cambridge, in which he introduces the Turing machine concept, establishes universal computing devices and proves the undecidability of the halting problem.

I was amazed to find, however, that in this paper, Turing's definition of `computable number' is what is now regarded as one of the mistaken ways to proceed with this concept.

Click through to read why.
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I shall speak for the Philosophy of Mathematics seminar in Oxford on October 29, 2018, 4:30 pm in the Ryle Room.
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I have been invited to give the opening talk of the term for the Mathematical Logic Seminar at the Mathematics Institute in Oxford. October 9th in the Andrew Wiles Building.
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I shall speak on the rearrangement number for the Mathematics Colloquium in Warwick on October 19th.
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George Monbiot claims that Sci-Hub may have saved his life, and argues that using it is the ethical choice. An earlier article he wrote a few years ago about scientific publishing was largely responsible for my own radicalization when it comes to this issue.
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Tonight's dinner at Univ.

The chef had announced that he had wanted to pay homage to the culinary influences in his life.

It was magnificent.
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