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Gabriel Bidner Wins Concordia University Student Research Award

May 9, 2023

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Gabriel Bidner, BA student pursuing Honours in Philosophy and a Minor in Linguistics, is among the recipients of a Concordia University Student Research Award (CUSRA).

His summer research project, "The Role of Phenomenal Experiences in the Foundations of Mathematics" will be supervised by Dr. Greg Lavers.

Gabriel Bidner describes the research project:

"This project will be shaped chiefly by an analysis of the letters exchanged between Edmund Husserl and Gottlob Frege. In order to research this correspondence effectively, the project will begin with a study of Husserl's Philosophy of Arithmetic, examining his views on the nature of mathematics and its relation to consciousness. Frege's review of Husserl's work will also be considered, exploring Frege's own views on the foundations of mathematics and how they compare to Husserl's. The objective of the project will be to develop an understanding of the roles, if any, that phenomenal experiences play in shaping our understanding of mathematical concepts."   

The CUSRA program provides funding to undergraduate students in the fine arts, social sciences, humanities, engineering and computer science, business disciplines, and natural and health sciences. The goal of the awards is to stimulate interest in research, participatory research, or research-creation work that will complement coursework and enhance preparation for graduate studies or research-related careers.

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