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Lecture by Professor Michael Beaney

event-date: 01.06.2017
Place: Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Room 25
organizer: Katarzyna Kijania-Placek

Lecture by Professor Michael Beaney

A lecture by Prof. Michael Beaney (King’s College London) on "Conceptual Creativity in Analytic Philosophy" will be held on Thursday, 1 June 2017 at 6 p.m. in Room 25.


‘Creative’ is not a word that is frequently used - at least in analytic circles - in describing the work of philosophers and logicians. In this talk, by focusing on conceptual creativity, I want to illustrate how philosophy and logic are indeed creative at their deepest levels by taking three case studies: Cantor’s ‘discovery’ of transfinite numbers, Frege’s construal of concepts as functions, and Russell’s use of interpretive analysis in the theory of descriptions.


Professor Michael Beaney's work has contributed primarily to the history of analytic philosophy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy and of a Palgrave Macmillan book series “The history of analytic philosophy”.


Published Date: 24.05.2017
Published by: Anna Tomaszewska