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Gauthier, Yvon

Honorary Professor


Research expertise

My research in formal logic and philosophy of science essentially focuses on the foundations of mathematics and the foundations of physics from technical, critical, historical and philosophical points of view. From a strictly philosophical viewpoint, I support a radical constructivist thesis that consists of showing that arithmetic or number theory and its internal logic are the building blocks of mathematical theories.

In philosophy of physics, my antirealist viewpoint emphasizes the internal logic of physical theories and of mathematical physics in the same constructivist spirit.

Lastly, I have also carried out parallel research into Hegel's dialectical logic and have been able to show that it is a traditional syllogistic logic coupled with the dynamic process of sublation or sursumption (Aufhebung) with the help of a double negation operation.

Areas of expertise


Recent publications:

1. Gauthier, Y. A General No-Cloning Theorem for an Infinite Multiverse .Reports on Mathematical Physics, Vol. 72, no.2 (2013). pp. 191-199.

2. Gauthier,Y.Bachelard et Brunschvicg  , Revue de synthèse, tome 134, 6e série, no.3 (2013), pp. 343-353.

3. Gauthier, Y. Kronecker in Contemporary Mathematics. General Arithmetic as a Foundational Programme , Reports in Mathematical Logic, Vol. 48, (2013), pp. 37-65.