Buffalo Logic Colloquium

Speaker: Daniel Cunningham, Mathematics Department, Buffalo State

Location: 141 Park Hall

When: Thursday, 4:00-6:30

Topic: Georg Cantor spent much of his mathematical career in the development of a new branch of mathematics: Set Theory. His work resulted in a unifying theory now known as the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms. I will discuss some mathematical and philosophical questions that have arisen from these axioms.

iCog Collaborations

iCog seeks to facilitate collaboration across constituent disciplines and to raise the profile of cognitive science.

The project of cognitive science is to answer such questions as:

  • What is the structure of the mind? Which parts of the mind are innate and which are learned?
  • How do we come to perceive the world? What is consciousness, and how is it produced?
  • What aspects of cognition are uniquely human, and which do we share with other animals?
  • How are concepts formed? How do we acquire language? Does language structure thought, and if so, how?
  • What capacities are involved in various kinds of decision-making and executive function?
  • What is moral cognition and how does it work?

Obviously several of these questions are relevant to philosophy. Perhaps collaboration will benefit both fields?