The following is the second in a series of interviews with Professor Antal E. Fekete.

The reader is encouraged to start here:

- A Conversation with Antal Fekete — Introduction
- A Conversation with Antal Fekete — Real Linear Algebra
- A Primer on Quotient Sets and Stepnumbers

**Professor Fekete, here is a quote from the Symposia on the Foundations of Mathematics, held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on January 12-13, 2015.**

**“The focus of this conference is on different approaches to the foundations of mathematics. The interaction between set-theoretic and category-theoretic foundations has had significant philosophical impact, and represents a shift in attitudes towards the philosophy of mathematics. This conference will bring together leading scholars in these areas to showcase contemporary philosophical research on different approaches to the foundations of mathematics. To accomplish this, the conference has the following general aims and objectives. First, to bring to a wider philosophical audience the different approaches that one can take to the foundations of mathematics. Second, to elucidate the pressing issues of meaning and truth that turn on these different approaches. And third, to address philosophical questions concerning the need for a foundation of mathematics, and whether or not either of these approaches can provide the necessary foundation.”**

**What comes up for you as you read the above quote?**

The organizers have missed the point of the conference. They must revise their program to include the antinomies (paradoxes) of mathematics and plans how to eliminate them.

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