Michael Bernstein on Propositions as Types

Michael Bernstein on Propositions as Types

I’ll (Michael) be talking about Philip Wadler’s paper "Propositions as Types," which starts out with the following sentence:

"Powerful insights arise from linking two fields of study previously thought separate."

And just keeps on going from there. In less than 9 full pages, Wadler assembles an exuberant, hilarious take on the deep, meaningful connections between mathematics, philosophy, and computer science.

I’ll also be showing off some work from Daniel P. Friedman and Carl Eastlund’s recent book "The Little Prover," which implements a small theorem prover in Scheme, to demonstrate some of the connections Wadler discusses in his paper.



August 17, 2015