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Is Being Rational The Same As Being Logical?

A talk and discussion about rationality and logical thought by Professor Wilfrid Hodges.

In a talk and discussion about rationality and logical thought Wilfrid Hodges will ask us "Is Being Rational The Same As Being Logical?". Prof Hodges is Professorial Fellow in the maths department of Queen Mary College. He's made a huge number of contributions to both algebra and logic and is the author of one of the most popular introductions to Model Theory. He has a keen interest in the historical and cultural aspects of his discipline as well as the technicalities and will be starting off, we’re told, from an argument due to C.S. Peirce that logic and reason are the same thing. No mathematical knowledge required, although those with some will enjoy filling in the details.

Big Ideas is a series of events we hold in a pub in central London. Sessions generally start with a question. Someone who has some relevant expertise gives a very brief, informal talk. After that a discussion develops in a free and unstructured manner.


Professor Wilfrid Hodges | talks


Date and Time:

30 September 2008 at 8:00 pm


3 hours



The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place

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