Charles Parsons Intuition and Reason Greetings
Yossef Schwartz, Director, The Cohn Institute, Tel-Aviv University
Eli Friedlander, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University
In light and in honor of Charles Parsons’ outstanding contributions and influence in philosophy over more than 50 years - most recently the culmination of two collections of essays following the publication his Mathematical Thought and its Objects, the occasion of his 80th birthday provides an excellent and, indeed, a special opportunity to review and reconsider the current state of the field of philosophy of mathematics, as well as Parsons unique contributions to it.
These contributions have paved the way for a lively interaction between historical, logical, and philosophical issues and methods that the field of philosophy of mathematics now shows. The conference is designed to reflect the richness of the resulting interconnections and will no doubt carry these interactions further in the current development in the field of
philosophy of mathematics as well as of our understanding of the centrality of mathematics and of the reflection on mathematics in philosophy.
The conference will be the 27th in the series of Annual International Workshop on the History and Philosophy of Science, sponsored by the Edelstein Center for the history and philosophy of science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the
Cohn Institute for the history and philosophy of science and ideas at Tel-Aviv University and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. The conference is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Department of Philosophy, with additional support by the Faculty of the Humanities at Tel-Aviv University and the Kant-Studies Program of the Rothschild Humanities Fund