MARCH 1 > 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM > NAMM HALL, N119 > 300 JAY ST BROOKLYN 11201(map it)

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Juliet Floyd

Professor of Philosophy
Affiliated Faculty for Linguistics,
European Studies, Institute of Editorial Studies
Boston University


Juliet Floyd is Professor Floyd is a philosopher of logic, mathematics and science. Her research focuses on the interplay between logic and philosophy from the 18th to the 20th centuries. She is especially known for her work on Wittgenstein’s philosophy of logic and mathematics, but writes widely about such notions as the nature and limitations of philosophical and axiomatic methods, logic and foundations of mathematics, simplicity and modernism in mathematics and the arts, skepticism and rule-following, the concepts of “rigor” and the “everyday” in early twentieth-century philosophy. She has furthered the historical study of 20th century analytic philosophy in an international context, holding Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Vienna, Paris (I, Panthéon-Sorbonne), and Bordeaux (Michel de Montaigne).

She co-edited Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth Century Philosophy (with S. Shieh, Oxford University Press, 2001/online 2004), Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application (with J.E. Katz, Oxford University Press 2016).  For 2016-18 she has been awarded a Mellon Sawyer Seminar Grant for faculty development (with James E. Katz and Russell Powell) to pursue research into the philosophy of emerging computational technologies and the ways they are transforming social, ethical, and philosophical aspects of everyday life.