The first Arché Summer School will take place in St Andrews, June 30 - July 4, 2008.
The Summer School will be dedicated to contemporary issues in Arché's main research areas, language, epistemology and methodology.
The Summer School is targeted for Ph.D. students and early career philosophers.
There are three registration categories:
We will cap attendance at 25.
- Courses, accommodation and dinner: £620
- Courses and dinner: £480
- Courses only: £450
Last day for registration is 19 May, 2008 .
For further information, please contact the organisers.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I'm particularly excited about the conference since it's the home of some distinguished contributers to my field, such as Nuel Belnap and Robert Brandom (both at Pittsburgh -- notice the wonderful department homepage). CMU also has one of the most impressive logic faculties in the US, so there should be plenty of people around to give me input on different technical aspects of proof-theory.
It's also an excellent opportunity to meet my fellow blogger, Shawn, over at Words and Other Things, who is responding to my talk on Saturday.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The Power of Mind / Philosophy TV-show / DK4 / Host: Vincent F. Hendricks
The Power of Mind is a TV-series on philosophy which attempts to show how fundamental philosophical questions and issues show themselves everywhere – in science as well as everyday life.
The show is hosted by Professor Vincent F. Hendricks who in each program will have a new guest in the studio to discuss ethics, religion, science, aestetics, politics mathematics, logic, knowledge and other themes making up the fundamental disciplines of philosophy.
The first show will air on Friday, February 29, 19:30
For more information refer http://www.dk4.dk/?p=plug-side
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
However, the brunt of our work lately has gone into revamping the logic bibliographies (the one on second-order logic is particularly good -- thanks to Marcus), in particular adding a section on proof-theoretic semantics. This section, which I believe to be the first PTS bibliography compiled online, has 112 entries at the time of writing. The heading is construed broadly so as to contain stuff on harmony, inferentialism, some relevant proof-theory, and philosophical papers which are generally influential on the tradition. More importantly, it contains a lot of rarely read papers that I hope other people will enjoy. I also want to stress that if any of my readers have further suggestions, please let me know. Obviosuly, there is still lots of stuff to add.
I've made an external link from the Wikipedia page for proof-theoretic semantics. One of these days I'll try to update that page as well, but so far I just have too much other things to attend to.
Lastly, you might think that it would be really helpful to have all of this included in your BibTeX file ... Well, guess what: Go here, and press BibTeX. You'll then get all the BibTeX entries for the entire Arché bibliography.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
OBJECTION: DESERTED ISLAND. Suppose you were to be stranded on a desert island and you could take only one logic with you. Which of the plurality of your logics would that be? (p. 99)
[Aside: Reminds me of Putnam's "pick your favorite set theory!"]
Of course, I invite my readers to inform us of their choice. If you're a logical monist you won't get to pick a logic for the excursion -- the logic will already be there when you arrive.
I think I'll go with dialogical logic, for the sake of conversation.