History of Analytic at the Pacific APA

SSHAP is organizing a session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the APA next week in Vancouver, in the group program on Thursday, April 2, 6-9 pm:

G5M Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy
Topic: Analytic Rigor and Scientific Ambition: Wissenschaftlichkeit in the History of Analytic Philosophy
Chair: John Woods (University of British Columbia)
Speakers: David Sullivan (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
“An Odd Interval: Before the Rise of Scientific Philosophy”
Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)
“Carnap, Structuralism, and the Axiomatic Method”
Sean Morris (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
“Russell, Idealism, and the Emergence of Scientific Philosophy”
Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)
“The Rise of Scientific Philosophy and the Decline of Scientific Philosophy: Forging the American Consensus on ‘Analytic Philosophy’ circa 1950”

Other sessions of interest:

Wednesday, April 1, morning, 9-noon:

1K Colloquium: Peirce
Chair: Sharyn Clough (Oregon State University)
Speaker: Frederic R. Kellogg (George Washington University)
“The Social Dimension of Logical Induction: Law and Science in the Formative Years of Pragmatism” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator: J. M. Fritzman (Lewis & Clark College)
Chair: Robert Brain (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Bernard Linsky (University of Alberta)
“Peirce’s Law from The Principles of Mathematics to Principia Mathematica[abstract + preprint]
Commentator: Owen Anderson (Arizona State University)

Thursday, April 2, morning, 9-noon:

4A Book Symposium: Greg Frost-Arnold, Carnap, Tarski, and Quine at Harvard: Conversations on Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Chair: Alexei Angelides (Stanford University)
Speakers: Richard Creath (Arizona State University)
Gary Ebbs (Indiana University Bloomington)
Greg Lavers (Concordia University)
Greg Frost-Arnold (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Thursday, April 2, early evening, 4-6:

6C Invited Paper: History and Philosophy of Mathematics
Chair: Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)
Speaker: Janet Folina (Macalester College)
“Poincaré and Structuralism in the Philosophy of Mathematics”
Commentators: Nicolas Fillion (Simon Fraser University)
Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)

Friday, April 3, morning, 9-noon:

7G Invited Symposium: Philosophy and Geometry
Chair: Richard Zach (University of Calgary)
Speakers: Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)
“Geometry and Physics in the Nineteenth Century” [abstract]
John Mumma (California State University, San Bernardino)
“Intuitions, Axioms, and Euclid’s Diagrammatic Proof Method”
Dirk Schlimm (McGill University)

Friday, April 4, afternoon, 1-4:

8F Invited Symposium: Wittgenstein’s ‘Picture Theory’
Chair: Boris Kment (Princeton University)
Speakers: Gregory Landini (University of Iowa)
“Structured Variables in the Tractatus” [abstract]
Mathieu Marion (Université du Québec à Montréal)
“Mathematics and the Picture Theory”
Susan G Sterrett (Wichita State University)
“Pictures, Models, and Measures”
Chon Tejedor (University of Hertfordshire and Oxford University)
“Picturing and Purpose in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

Friday, April 3, early evening, 4-6

9F Colloquium: Peirce on Signs
Chair: Samuel Henry (University of Chicago)
Speaker: Marc Champagne (University of Helsinki)
“Poinsot Versus Peirce on the Possibility of Complete Iconicity” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator: James Crippen (California State University, Fullerton)
Chair: Shigeyuki Atarashi (Doshisha University)
Speaker: Jeffrey Downard (Northern Arizona University)
“Peirce’s Icon and the Essential Triad” [abstract + preprint]
Commentator: William James McCurdy (Idaho State University)


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  1. Also, from the group program:

    G2G North American Wittgenstein Society
    Chair: Jeff Johnson (St. Catherine University)
    John W. Powell (Humboldt State University), “Pacifism and Just War
    Ben Sorgiovanni (Oxford University), “Wittgenstein on the Constitutive Uncertainty of the Mental”
    Carmen Fosner (Temple University), “Wittgenstein on Unheard-of Occurrences”

    G3B David Kellogg Lewis Society
    Chair: Richard Hanley (University of Delaware)
    Alan Hájek (Australian National University), “Minkish Dispositions”
    Richard Hanley (University of Delaware), “What Would David Lewis Have Said? Counterfactuals and the Similarity Metric”

    G6A Charles S. Peirce Society, Session 1
    Topic: Technical Work on Peirce’s Logic and Math
    Moderator: Catherine Legg (University of Waikato)
    Mark Wheeler (San Diego State University), “Aristotelian Roots of Peirce’s Accounts of Truth and Measurement”
    Jeffrey Downard (Northern Arizona University), “Peirce’s Icon and the Essential Triad”

    G7P William James Society
    Chair: Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)
    Speakers: Jill Fellows (Douglas College), “Following the Serpent’s Trail: Perspectives, Plurality and Pragmatism”
    Robert Brain (University of British Columbia), “Regenerating Philosophy: James and Dewey on Physiological Aesthetics”
    Kelvin Booth (Thompson Rivers University), “William James and the Dao: Effortless Action, the Stream of Thought, and Getting Things Done”

    G9C Charles S. Peirce Society, Session 2
    Topic: Technical Work on Peirce’s Logic and Math
    Moderator: Catherine Legg (University of Waikato)
    Shigeyuki Atarashi (Doshisha University), “An Iconic Development of Peirce’s Logic of Relatives”
    William James McCurdy (Idaho State University), “Combination as Triadism: Topological Icons for Peirce’s Logic of Relations”
    John F. Sowa (Independent Scholar), “Generalizing Existential Graphs to Include Arbitrary Icons”

    G9I North American Neo-Kantian Society
    Topic: Mathematical Sciences of Nature in Neo-Kantianism
    Chair: Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)
    Thomas Ryckman (Stanford University), “A Retrospective Look at ‘Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Physics’”
    Scott Edgar (Saint Mary’s University), “Leibniz and Cohen’s Leibniz on Continuity and Limits”
    Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside), “Structuralist Themes in Cassirer’s Philosophy of Mathematics”

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