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April 24, 2001 Contact: Anne Dybek (312) 996-8279; adybek@uic.edu


The University of Illinois at Chicago will host a two-day conference examining German philosopher Immanuel Kant's philosophy of mathematics and science. Several prominent philosophers are scheduled to present new work.

"Taken together, these conference papers should provide a snapshot of the leading edge of thought in this field," said Daniel Sutherland, UIC professor of philosophy.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uic.edu/depts/phil or call 996-2673. All sessions will be held in the White Oak Room of UIC's Chicago Circle Center, 750 S. Halsted St.

The conference schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 27

9 a.m. "The Semantic Kant." Gordon Brittan, Montana State University

11 a.m. "Kant on Schemata and Mathematical Determination." Daniel Sutherland, UIC

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m. "Mathematics, Intuition and the Intelligible Form of the Sensible World." Robert DiSalle, University of Western Ontario

4 p.m. "Transcendental Philosophy and Mathematical Physics." Michael Friedman, Indiana University. Saturday,

April 28

9 a.m. "The Epistemology of Intuition." Emily Carson, McGill University

11 a.m. "Kant on the 'Axioms' of Euclid's Geometry." Lisa Shabel, Ohio State University

12:30 p.m.

Lunch 2 p.m. "Kant on Attractive and Repulsive Forces: The Balancing Argument." Daniel Warren, University of California at Berkeley

4 p.m. "Reflections on Kant's Philosophy of Arithmetic." Charles Parsons, Harvard University

The conference is sponsored by the UIC's department of philosophy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Institute for the Humanities and Graduate College, and Michael Friedman of Indiana University's department of history and philosophy of science.

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