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Dissertation in Theoretical Philosophy
Tuesday dec 10:th, 2013 at 1.15 pm.
Venue: Geijersalen, English Park
Kim Solin; dissertationtitle: "The Mathematician as Mathematics: Theories of Computation in Light of Wittgenstein’s Thought".
Oponent: André Porto, Associate Professor (Universidade Federal de Goiás).