CFP: Foundations of Logical Consequence Conference

Posted: 9 de February de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

Call for Papers
Second Conference on the Foundations of Logical Consequence
University of St Andrews, 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

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 in two streams: General
sessions and Graduate Student sessions. All presentations will be 30
minutes’ duration with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Graduate students accepted to present at the conference will have
accommodation provided and the conference fee waived. Please submit an
abstract 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 Use either the subject line ‘Submission for
General session’ or ‘Submission for Graduate Student session’ as
appropriate. Abstracts will be accepted in either pdf or MS word form,
and 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 Analysis Trust,
the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, the Scots
Philosophical Association.


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