### DIMACS - RUTGERS EXPERIMENTAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:**
**Matthew Russell**, Rutgers University, russell2 {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu)
** Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: A Diatribe against the "Law" of the Excluded Middle

Speaker: **Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

The so-called Law of the Excluded Middle is completely illegitimate for so-called "infinite" sets, leading to so much scholastic drivel, and making a large part of modern mathematics (in particular all those "undecidability" results) utterly meaningless, except as a (usually utterly boring) game with "axioms". But even when restricted to finite sets it leads to paradoxical, unsatisfying conclusions (e.g. Prisoner's dilemma).

See: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~russell2/expmath/