Published March 18, 2016
The University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Matt LaVine has published an article in Synthese entitled "Prior's Thank-Goodness Argument Reconsidered." Synthese is a highly ranked, selective journal, rejecting 90% of its submissions.
A much briefer version of Matt's paper was earlier delivered at the Arthur Norman Prior Centenary Conference at Balliol College, Oxford. There he joined several well known fellow presenters such as Kit Fine, Jim van Clever, Hans Kemp, Jack Copeland and Simon Blackburn.
Synthese is a philosophy journal focusing on contemporary issues in epistemology, philosophy of science, methodology, and related fields. Areas of interest include four groups: (1) epistemology, methodology, and philosophy of science. (2) The foundations of logic and mathematics, where ‘logic’, ‘mathematics’, and ‘foundations’ are all broadly understood. (3) Formal methods in philosophy, including methods connecting philosophy to other academic fields. (4) Issues in ethics and the history and sociology of logic, mathematics, and science.