Hello Friends --Segueing away from Speculative Realism, our next reading group will focus on Set Theory. We are thankful to have Rachel Levanger, artist and PhD candidate in Mathematics at Rutgers University, who has generously offered to lead the introduction and to 321 Gallery for hosting the event.  We look forward to an interesting discussion. Hope to see you all there.

Best, 

Essye and Thompson

 

// Next Reading Group Meeting // 

- Intro to Set Theory 

  Presentation by Rachel Levanger

- Evening ends with a game of Set

 

Date:  Thursday June 4th 

Time: 7pm

Location:   321 Gallery: 321 Washington Ave , Brooklyn, NY 11205; Clinton-Washington Ave-- G Train please note:: 321 is on the garden level (basement)

 

Suggested Readings: 

1: David Hilbert's "On the Infinite" (https://math.dartmouth.edu/~matc/Readers/HowManyAngels/Philosophy/Philosophy.html), which more or less begins where the formalistic approach to mathematical set theory starts taking off.

2: George Boolos' "The Iterative Conception of Set" (attached), which picks up after Russell and Gödel and touches on the current state of affairs with the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms we use today.

Note: It is not important to completely understand the mathematical symbolism of the logic in the texts. Read what you can/would like, and the discussion will situate the selected readings against the backdrop of the history and development of set theory.