Theology and Philosophy

Dr Kim Solin - 11 March

Rush Rhees on science and mathematics

Abstract

Rush Rhees (1905-1989) is mostly known as one of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s literary executors, if one has heard of him at all. But he was also a significant philosopher in his own right, and often emphasises what one could call the existential, or even mystical, aspect of philosophy. In this talk, Dr Solin will discuss some of Rhees' views on science and mathematics using material from the unpublished correspondence between Rhees and Georg Henrik von Wright, kept at The von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at The University of Helsinki, Finland.

Biography

Dr Kim Solin is an Honorary Research Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at The University of Queensland; a Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University, Sweden; and a Visiting Academic, The von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at The University of Helsinki, Finland.