Wednesday December 21, 2022
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John Buridan’s self-referential paradoxes
The name of the fourteenth-century philosopher John Buridan is associated with the hypothetical ass which starved to death because it could not choose between two equally attractive bales of hay. This talk will relate colourful legends about Buridan’s life, and will mention some of his other mathematical ideas, but will focus on his remarkable analysis of self-referential paradoxe