On the 21st of October The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will arrange a seminar with and about The Rolf Schock Laureate in logic and philosophy, professor Derek Parfit.
Other speakers include Gustaf Arrhenius from the Institute for Futures Studies, Larry Temkin and Ruth Chang from Rutgers University and Ingmar Persson from the University of Gothenburg.
The symposium will be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Beijersalen at Lilla Frescativägen 4a in Stockholm. Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
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.