Peter Schroeder-Heister

Peter Schroeder-Heister

What brought you to work or get interested in the Congress’ fields?

As a high school student I was interested in both mathematics and
philosophy, so it was natural that at university I tried to combine
these subjects. Mathematical logic is the most obvious candidate for this, with philosophy of science being the philosophical ­subject closest to it. The 1983 Salzburg LMPS Congress was the first big international congress I attended after my Ph.D. The breadth of topics within the realm of exact philosophy deeply impressed me. I would never have imagined myself becoming program chair of this outstanding event one day.

What has your participation to the Congress brought you?

Many first-class talks, many new contacts, many good ­conversations, many excellent dinners ....

What is your opinion about your portrait?

I had to get used to it. It’s more a piece of art, not a photograph in
the conventional sense. Do I feel properly portrayed by it? I don’t know. I asked my daughter who said: «I think it’s really cool». So it must be cool. She has more sense for these things than I have.

 

Peter Schoeder-Heister - Universität Tübingen