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How should we (and how did we) choose our logical theories? – A workshop on the history and epistemology of logic

November 8, 2021 Leave a comment Go to comments

How should we (and how did we) choose our logical theories?

A workshop on the history and epistemology of logic

https://sce-cse.recherche.usherbrooke.ca/cse-2020-2/

Where and When

Venue: Université de Montréal, Carrefour des Arts et Sciences, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, 3150 rue Jean-Brillant, room C-2059

Date:  November 20th 2021

Over the last 150 years or so logicians have developed an astonishing variety of logical theories.  This has led philosophers to ask whether only one or several of these theories can be correct, and how we should choose the theory or theories that we accept.  Recently, anti-exceptionalists, most prominently Ole Hjortland, have argued that Quine was correct in holding that theory choice in logic should and does happen in a way that is broadly similar to theory choice in the sciences.  Exceptionalists about logic, such as Carnap or Gödel, reject this idea and hold that theory choice in logic is special as compared to theory choice in the sciences.  Moreover, the anti-exceptionalism may also come under pressure from the history of logic and mathematics, as we may wonder whether the actual history of the discipline fits with the picture that anti-exceptionalists have put forward.  The workshop will revolve around these complex questions and issues.

The languages of the symposium are English and French.

Schedule 

Venue: Université de Montréal, Carrefour des Arts et Sciences, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, 3150 rue Jean-Brillant, room C-2059

  • 9:30 – 9:55:  Opening by Aude Bandini, greeting, coffee:
  • 10:00 – 10:50:   Ole Hjortland  (University of Bergen): TBD
  • 11:00 – 11:50:   Dirk Schlimm  (McGill University): TBD
  • 12:00 – 14:00:  Lunch [5002 Ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC]
  • 14:00 – 14:50:   Greg Lavers  (Concordia University): TBD
  • 15:00 – 14:50:   Mathieu Marion  (Université du Québec à Montréal): TBD
  • 16:00 – 16:50:   Ulf Hlobil  (Concordia University):  What is the Topic of Logic?
  • 17:30 :  Dinner [1249 Bernard, Montreal, QC]  

Organizers

Registration


Participants can register here: https://sce-cse.recherche.usherbrooke.ca/pre-registration-cse-2020-2/.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, spots for participants are limited. 

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