The Rolf Schock Prize symposium in logic and philosophy
Lectures by the 2014 The Rolf Schock Laureate in logic and philosophy Derek Parfit, University of Oxford, UK and invited speakers.
10.00 - 17.30
Beijersalen, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien
Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
The event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. (Registration form is found further down at this website).
Rolf Schock Laureates 2014: Derek Parfit (Logic and Philosophy) photo: Gerard Vong, Yitang Zhang (Mathematics) photo: Lisa Nugent/UNH Photographic Services, Herbert Blomstedt (The Musical Arts) photo: Martin Lengemann, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal (The Visual Arts) photo: Stiftung HfG Ulm
- Rolf Schock Prize Laureate Derek Parfit, University of Oxford, UK
- Larry Temkin, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
- Ingmar Persson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Gustaf Arrhenius, Director, The Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden
- Ruth Chang, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
The Rolf Schock Prize symposium in logic and philosophy Lectures by the 2014 The Rolf Schock Laureate in logic and philosophy Derek Parfit, University of Oxford, UK and invited speakers.
Detailed programme with more information is available for download to the right.
Rolf Schock Prizes
In his will, Dr. Rolf Schock, who died in 1986, specified that half of his estate should be used to fund four prizes in the fields of logic and philosophy, mathematics, the visual arts and music. It was his wish that the prizes in logic and philosophy and in mathematics should be awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and those in the visual arts and music by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music respectively.
Beginning in 1993, prizes are awarded every three years. In years when awards are made, proposals are made by special prize committees within each academy. The laureates are chosen at plenary sessions of the academies in the spring, and the prizes are awarded at a joint ceremony in the autumn. More information regarding the Rolf Schock Prizes and this year’s Laureates are found at www.rolfschockprizes.se