Theodore A. Slaman (University of California Berkeley): Recursion Theory and Diophantine Approximation
Recursion Theory deals with the definability of sets, especially sets of natural numbers or equivalently real numbers. Diophantine Approximation deals with the approximation of real numbers by rational numbers, which can be viewed as a number theoretic form of definability. We will discuss connections between these areas.
The conference will bring together economists and philosophers to discuss normative issues at the boundary of the two disciplines. Presentations and discussions will be of broad interest to scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. We invite faculty members and graduate students with research interests in this area, as well as undergraduates and other interested scholars, to join us. For more information visit www.hbs.edu/faculty/conferences/2016-newe
For those who are unfamiliar with the series, we in the Philosophy Department host an informal open-mic night: people sign up for slots during which they can read their own poetry or any other poetry that they really enjoy (or, really, anything creative). The basic idea is to get together to affirm our collective humanity through worship of the expressive possibilities of the English language. Read more about Emerson Hall Poetry Night
Please join us for the Second Annual Harvard Graduate Law & Philosophy Colloquium, this Friday and Saturday in Lewis 214! The aim of this colloquium is to allow graduate students from all disciplines to present their work on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and philosophy, and to critically engage with both faculty and other graduate students in these areas. This year, we are excited to feature Professor Kamm as our keynote speaker, at noon on Friday. Read more about Law & Philosophy Colloquium