Professor James Ladyman of Bristol University is leading a three-year AHRC sponsored project on The Foundations of Structuralism. The project aims to integrate work in philosophical logic, mathematics and physics concerning the nature of objects and individuality. The project is investigating various formulations of structuralism, paying special attention to its conceptual and logical foundations. A list of preliminary questions provides a starting point to the research.
Kate Hodesdon and Steven Horvath are doctoral students on the project, working on philosophical logic and philosophy of physics respectively.
Photograph thanks to Tuomas Tahko, 2010
The Foundations of Structuralism research project will be ending with an international conference. Details of confirmed speakers and registration are available here. A programme can be downloaded here.
Photograph thanks to Chris Bertram