Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on the Continuum

Dates:  Monday and Tuesday, May 7 and 8, 2018

Sponsors:  Edelstein Center, Bergman Center (both of the Hebrew University)

Program:

Monday, May 7th (At the Edelstein Center Seminar Room, Levy Building (324), Edmund Safra Campus, Givat Ram)

  • 9:00 – 10:30:   Barbara Sattler (University of St. Andrews,  Israel Institute for Advanced Studies), “Divisibility or Indivisibility: The notion of continuity from the Presocratics to Aristotle”
  • 10:30 – 10:45:  Coffee Break
  • 10:45 – 12:15  Orna Harari (Tel Aviv University),   “Alexander of Aphrodisias on Contiguity, Continuity, and Change”
  • 12:15 – 2:00:  Lunch Break
  • 2:00 -3:30:   Carl Posy (The Hebrew University), “The Infinite, the Indefinite and the Continuous in Early Modern Thought”
  • 3:30 – 3:45:  Coffee Break
  • 3:45 – 5:15:   Akihiro Kanamori (Boston University):   “Cantor and Continuity”

Tuesday, May 8th (Rabin Building, Mt. Scopus Campus. Room 2001)

  • 9:00 – 10:30: David Charles McCarty, (Indiana University), “What is a Number? On Continuous Magnitude”
  • 10:30 – 10:45:  Coffee Break
  • 10:45 – 12:15:  Stewart Shapiro (Ohio State University, The Hebrew University):  “Continuity, Completeness and Unity”