Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Zentrum

Conference: Gödel and Kant on Mathematics and Physics


The conference will take place in hybrid format from October 11th to 13th, 2023 at the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Center, located at the University of Tübingen, Germany. It is organized by Prof. Reinhard Kahle and Marcel Ertel in collaboration with Palle Yourgrau (Harry A. Wolfson Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University).

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The conference will be divided into three thematic blocks: Gödel and Kant on TimeGödel and Kant on Mathematics, and Gödel on Quantum Physics

Program Overview

(still subject to change)

Wednesday, October 11

9:00-10:00 Kahle, R.: Gödel and Kant: Mathematics, Relativity Theory, and Quantum Physics

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 Cuffaro, M.: Grete Hermann’s Neo-Kantianism in context

11:30-12:30 Passon, O.: Gödel on Quantum Mechanics (Z)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Kovac, S: Time: Idealization and Reality

15:00-16:00 Lazarovici, D.: On the physical possibility of closed time like curves (Z)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Yourgrau, P.: On the Concept of Time: Gödel, Einstein, Kant (Z)

17:30-18:30 Folina, J.: Gödel, Kant and Kantianism (Z)

Thursday, October 12

9:00-10:00 Mainzer, K.: Gödel and Kant on Mathematics: then and now

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 Carson, E.:Kant, transcendental philosophy, and mathematics

11:30-12:30 Wrigley, W.: Gödelian Platonism and Mathematical Intuition

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Rechter, O.: Can Intuition in the Kantian Tradition be Mathematical? The Case of Kant

15:00-16:00 Sundholm, G.: Gödel and Curry-Howard

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Zach, R.: Hilbert’s program and infinity

17:30-18:30 Ertel, M.: Kant and Gödel on concepts and intuition: finitism and ordinal recursion

19:30 Conference Dinner

Friday, October 13

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:30 Lethen, T.: Elegant Programs and Gödel's 'Natural Definitions'

11:30-12:30 Grabmayer, B.: On the philosophical interpretation of Gödel's incompleteness theorems and other metamathematical results

12:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 von Plato, J.: Gödel's interpretations of intuitionistic logic

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Crocco, G. & Audureau, E.: Time is the dimension of the mind » : What do we know about Gödel Kantianism?

17:00-18:00 Mar, G.: Are Gödel's Platonism and Turing's computationalism compatible? A Kantian Perspective (Z)