Chestertown, MD, September 21, 2004 — Washington College's Department of Philosophy and Religion and Philosophy Club will host a lecture by Dr. Sanford Shieh of Wesleyan University addressing “Psychologism in Logic,” Friday, October 1, at 4:00 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Shieh is an assistant professor of philosophy at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and bachelor's degrees from Cornell and Oxford. He is widely published in the field of logic and contemporary philosophy and is currently working on a book titled Modality and Logic in Early Analytic Philosophy. Dr. Shieh's research interests include the question of the compatibility of the notion of intuition and logicism in the epistemology of mathematics and the conceptual history of the notion of necessity in early analytic philosophy.