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As the title suggests, it’s a wiki for PhD programs in philosophical logic. Nice work here! Tip of the hat to Richard Zach’s blog for posting this, else I might have missed it!

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North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
June 23-27 2014
University of Maryland, College Park

URL: http://www.nasslli2014.com

The sixth  NASSLLI (after  previous editions  at UT  Austin, Stanford University,  Indiana  University and  UCLA)  will  be hosted  at  the University of  Maryland, College  Park, June  23-27 2014.  The summer school, aimed at  graduate students and advanced  undergraduates in a wide variety of fields, is loosely modeled on the long-running ESSLLI series  in  Europe. It  will  consist  of  a  number of  courses  and workshops, selected  on the basis  of proposals. By  default, courses and  workshops   meet  for   90  minutes  on   each  of   five  days.

Proposals  are   invited  for  courses  or   workshops  that  present interdisciplinary  work  between  the areas  of  logic,  linguistics, computer  science,  cognitive   science,  philosophy  and  artificial intelligence, though work in just one area is within the scope of the summer  school if  it can  be applied  in other  fields. Examples  of possible  topics   would  include  e.g.  logics   for  communication, computational  semantics,  modal  logics, game  theory  and  decision theory,  dynamic  semantics,  machine  learning,  Bayesian  cognitive modeling,  probabilistic models  of language  and communication,  and automated theorem proving. (more…)

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Call for Papers

The Second International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation (TAFA 2013) will be co-located with IJCAI 2013 in Beijing, and builds on the success of TAFA 2011 (co-located with IJCAI 2011). The workshop is inspired by the recent rapid growth of interest in formal models of argumentation and their application in diverse sub-fields and domains of application of Artificial Intelligence. TAFA 2013 aims to further foster uptake of argumentation as a viable AI paradigm with wide ranging application by providing a forum for further development of existing ideas and for the initiation of new and innovative collaborations.

TAFA 2013 therefore encourages submission of papers on formal theoretical models of argumentation and their application in (sub-fields of) AI, and on the evaluation of models of argumentation, both theoretical (in terms of formal properties) and practical (in concretely developed applications). We particularly encourage work on theories and applications developed through inter-disciplinary collaborations. The workshop will also include a demonstration session. (more…)

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The biennial Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Action and Change (NRAC) is an established workshop with an active and loyal community. Since its inception in 1995, it has always been held in conjunction with IJCAI, each time with growing success. We invite submissions of research papers for presentation at NRAC 2013, a one-day workshop to be held in Beijing, China as part of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-13) workshop program.

An intelligent agent exploring a rich, dynamic world needs cognitive capabilities in addition to basic functionalities for perception and reaction. The abilities to reason non-monotonically, to reason about actions and to change one’s beliefs, have been identified as fundamental high-level cognitive functions necessary for common sense. Research in all three areas has made significant progress during the last two decades of the past century. It is, however, crucial to bear in mind the common goal of designing intelligent agents. Researchers should be aware of advances in all three fields since often advances in one field can be translated into advances in another. Many deep relationships have already been established. This workshop has the specific aim of promoting cross-fertilisation. The interaction fostered by the biannual NRAC workshops has helped to facilitate solutions to the frame problem, ramification problem and other crucial issues on the research agenda. (more…)

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"The Way You Hear It Is the Way You Sing It", by Jan Steen, c.1665

“The Way You Hear It Is the Way You Sing It”, by Jan Steen, c.1665

Seven people are sitting around the bar at the local college watering hole, when the bartender looks up from the taps and asks, “Say, how normative is logic, anyway?” From around the bar the patrons answer: (more…)

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Call for papers

Progic 2013: The Sixth Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic
“Combining probability and logic to solve philosophical problems”

Workshop website: www.pfeifer-research.de/progic/

The Sixth Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic (progic 2013)
continues the progic workshop series (www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/progic.htm). Progic 2013 takes place on September 17 and 18, 2013. The workshop location is the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, which is located at the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich.  The workshop is financially supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and hosted by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. (more…)

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Dates:  January 8-11, 2013 at Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile
The Third International Conference of Logic, Argumentation and Critical Thinking is a new academic effort of our Centre to continue what began in January 2008 and continued in October 2010, the first and second Conferences respectively. Just as with the first two Conferences, which brought together researchers from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, The Netherlands, United States, and Uruguay, in this third Conference we are not only trying to deepen and update the production of knowledge in the fields that this conference covers, but we are also trying to contribute to a positive valuation of different proposals that develop critical thinking and promote well-reasoned social debate.This Conference, organized by the Centre for the Study of Argumentation and Reasoning (CEAR) of the Faculty of Psychology at Diego Portales University, aims to generate tools, approaches and solutions to apply in those fields in which the uses of reason is fundamental: communication, law, education, etc. We do not have an official theoretical position, choosing instead to value the diversity of angles and proposals. We invite those in the scientific international community working in the topics of the Conference to participate and share in the body of knowledge, experience and current challenges it represents.

Official languages of the Conference: Spanish and English.


  • To learn about and spread the development and applications of logic, argumentation theory and critical thinking.
  • To share tools and strategies to improve the processes of teaching in the realm of critical thinking.
  • To stimulate academic and institutional exchanges.

Call for papers

The organizing committee invites proposal for papers in logic, informal logic, argumentation theory, rhetoric, critical thinking.

ABSTRACTS prepared for blind refereeing must be submitted electronically no later than September 30, 2012, to Cristián Santibáñez: cristian.santibanez@udp.cl

Abstracts should be between 200 and 250 words long, in APA format.
Keynote Speakers

Johan van Bentham
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Elvira Narvaja de Arnaux
University of Buenos Aires

Christopher Tindale
University of Windsor

Conference Website: http://www.cear.udp.cl/conferencia/2012/index_en.html

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