The Dennes Room

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Wed Sep 12, 2012
470 Stephens Hall, 6–8 PM
Hosted jointly with OHST
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Martin Kusch (University of Vienna)
Wittgenstein, Metrology, Certainties

The paper explores the role of metrology (esp. clock coordination and the standard meter) as metaphor and analogy in the later Wittgenstein’s thinking about knowledge and skepticism.