"Variables", the New Eidyn Pilot Project!

The variable is perhaps the most distinctively mathematical of all notions; it is certainly also one of the most difficult to understand. (Russell 1903, §86) Dr Bryan Pickel, Dr Brian Rabern and Dr Anders Schoubye's new project "Variables" aimes to:

  • Investigate the nature of variables and to carefully consider whether the problems related to the use of variables in fields such as philosophy of language, logic, and formal semantics can be fruitfully addressed
  • Critically assess various analyses of linguistic phenomena that make essential use of variables, e.g. analyses of quantification, pronouns, and proper names