CFP: Second Conference on the Foundations of Logical Consequence

Posted: 12 de January de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

Call for Papers

The Second Arche Conference on the Foundations of Logical Consequence
will take place 8-10 June 2012. This will be the last event organised
during the AHRC-funded Foundations of Logical Consequence project, and
so will aim to bring together all the themes considered during the
project. The overall goal has been to clarify the foundations of
logical consequence. Are these absolute or relative, or pluralist? Are
the ‘laws of thought’ universal, topic-invariant, and certain, or are
they relative to context, or are there different admissible senses of
validity? Is pluralism a form of relativism? Should the foundations be
essentially model-theoretic, or proof-theoretic, or some hybrid of the
two, or is there a third way, e.g., deflationary? Is there a clear
conception of a logical constant, such that all consequence is formal,
or are there different logics for different concepts, modal, temporal,
epistemic and so on? Further issues concern the relata of the
consequence relation: are they sentences, propositions, utterances,
statements or states of affairs? are they sets of such relata, or
multi-sets, or sequences? are they finite or can they be infinite?
Moreover, what of the epistemology of inference? How do the competing
accounts of logical consequence, and of the meanings of the logical
constants, respectively, connect with the justification of logical
principles? The aim is to bring together researchers in these fields
to share their findings, reach conclusions, and provide a stimulus to
further research.

Confirmed speakers include:

Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern)
Lloyd Humberstone (Monash)
Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins (British Columbia)
Joke Meheus (Ghent)
Francesco Paoli (Cagliari)
Douglas Patterson (Kansas)
Peter Schroeder-Heister (Tübingen)
Neil Tennant (Ohio State)
Gabriel Uzquiano (Oxford)

We invite submissions for presentations of 30 minutes’ duration with
10 minutes for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract for
the presentation of between 1000 and 2000 words. Please provide
contact details (name, address, affiliation, phone and email)
separately from the abstract. Submissions should be sent by email to Abstracts will be accepted in either pdf or
MS word form. Abstracts will be blind refereed.

Deadline for submission: 29 February 2012

Communication of acceptance: 31 March 2012

Details of registration and accommodation will follow.

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Carnegie Trust
for the Universities of Scotland and from the Scots Philosophical


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