Technion
 
         Computer Science Colloquium
 
    08/03/2011
 
Time+Place : Tuesday 08/03/2011 14:30 room 337-8 Taub  Bld.
Speaker    : Hilary W. Putnam
Affiliation: Cogan University Professor Emeritus in the Department
             of Philosophy at Harvard University
Host       : Johann Makowsky
Title      : The Curious Story of Quantum Logic
 
Abstract   :
 
This talk explains why a number of thinkers, including Reichenbach, von
Neumann, and, at one time, myself, believed that quantum mechanics showed
that we need a non-classical logic (and why we were wrong).
 
Short BIO:
 
Hilary W. Putnam is Cogan University Professor Emeritus in the Department of
Philosophy at Harvard University. He is known for work in pure mathematics
(Hilbert's 10th Problem and set theory) and in computer science (he is the
'P' in the DPLL algorithm for satisfiability) as well as philosophy.
 
Before coming to Harvard, Putnam taught at MIT, Princeton (receiving tenure
in both the philosophy and the mathematics departments) and Northwestern
University.
Putnam has written extensively on topics in philosophy of science,
philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind,
as well as on pragmatism and on the relations of ethics and economics. His
Ethics Without Ontology (2004) deals with many of these topics.
 
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