Posts Tagged ‘logic’


NMR 2012

14th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR 2012)


Co-located with KR 2012, DL 2012, CILC 2012, AI*IA 2012, KiBP 2012

Rome, Italy

June 8-10, 2012


NMR-12 Registration fee includes lunches for three workshop days,
coffee breaks, and one ticket for the social event.

Previous registration at KR2012 allows for a reduced fee (for early
registrations only).

Discounted Early Registration ends:  May 11
Late Registration ends:              May 31
on site registration:                7-10 June

In this year, NMR will share a joint session together with the International
Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2012).
A special fee for joint registration with DL-12 is also available.

Details on NMR 2012 fees are available at

Information on accommodations can be found at


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Frontiers of Rationality
and Decision

Final workshop of a European research network
funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

29-31 August 2012
University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Formal models of theoretical rationality have seen major recent changes. The consequences for practical rationality have yet to be worked out. Over the past three years a network of experts has held a series of targeted research meetings to address this question.

In this final meeting, we aim to look ahead in time, and beyond the frontiers of research on formal philosophical approaches to reasoning and decision making. We have five guests: Branden Fitelson, Jeff Helzner, Simon Hutegger, Katya Tentori, and Kevin Zollman. There will also be presentations by many of the network participants listed below.



The research network for rationality and decision is led by Jan-Willem Romeijn and Olivier Roy. Members are: Johan van Benthem, Luc Bovens, Richard Bradley, Jacob Chandler, Michael Cozic, Franz Dietrich, Richard Dietz, Igor Douven, Stephan Hartmann, Martin van Hees, Brian Hill, Barteld Kooi, Hannes Leitgeb, Christian List, Eric Pacuit, Jeanne Peijnenburg, Wlodek Rabinowicz, Sonja Smets, Kai Spiekermann, Jan Sprenger, Katie Steele, Annika Wallin, and Jon Williamson.

Over the past years we have extended the network with a number of people: Alexandru Baltag, Seamus Bradley, Mareile Drechsler, Catarina Dutilh-Novaes, Patryk Dziurosz-Serafinowicz, Conrad Heilmann, Ronnie Hermens, Soroush Raffee Rad, and Rory Smead.



We invite submissions for a limited number of contributed talks. Please send an anonymized abstract of 1000 words to RatDec2012@rug.nl by April 15. The programme committee consists of the members of the research network. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by May 15 at the latest.



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This [a disconnected link to a logic course webpage] is no way to get women into logic.  The “naughty schoolgirls” Vince Hendricks, an editor of Synthese, probably the most prestigious epistemology journal, anticipates in his logic class will surprise the rest of us.  The kinderwhore fashion is ten years out of date and provides too little clothing for Copenhagen.  In all seriousness, it’s such a throwback (except for the iPod) that I thought it was The Onion.

Hendricks gradually removed the images, beginning with these, which I caught with screen shots.  The page was changed to indicate they come from a magazine spread, which does not mitigate Hendricks’ choice to use cheesecake to advertise logic.  Perhaps mooning is a new transformation rule that he’s taught his students?

A similar arrogance, though not specifically sexist, was noted on the part of Hendricks by the Leiter Report, when he shut down criticisms of creationism.  Leiter  credits the  feminist philosophers blog for breaking the cheesecake story, (I thank them for my first joke,) and you can find more discussion there.  But here on RAIL are the screen shots everyone has asked for as a record of what logic looks like without feminism, even now.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Trends in Logic XI, 2012 (Ruhr University Bochum)

The 11th Trends in Logic international conference will be held at Ruhr
University Bochum, Germany, from June 3-June 5, 2012 under the title
“Advances in Philosophical Logic”. It is organized by the chair of Logic and
Epistemology at the Department of Philosophy II of Ruhr University Bochum,
in co-operation with the journal Studia Logica,

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/trendsxi .

We invite submissions presenting substantial recent advances in formal
philosophical logic. The range of topics includes but is not limited to: (more…)

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CALL FOR PAPERS: AILACT @ the APA Eastern Division, December 28-30, 2011, Washington, DC
Deadline: July 31

We are now accepting proposals on any relevant topic for the Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) session to be held in conjunction with this year’s Eastern Division meetings of the APA.  Papers, papers-with-commentators, author-meets-critics, and panel discussions are all welcome. Send proposals or abstracts to dhcohen@colby.edu by July 31.

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Harman announced on Twitter today that the full text of his 1987 book on reasoning, Change in View had been made available for free download at his website.  Readers of RAIL will, I think, find Harman’s book interesting if they’ve not yet been exposed to it.  Chapter 2 in particular will be of interest to many, as Harman there argues that “logic is not of any special relevance” to the theory of reasoning.  Chapter 7, on explanatory coherence is also likely to arouse the interest of many readers. Apart from Chapters two and seven there are treatments of belief revision, implicit commitments, and reason and obligation that are likely to be of interest as well. Harman’s characteristically thorough and challenging analysis are evident throughout Change in View. The book can be downloaded in sections or as one file. Either way, it’s a great opportunity to get a hold of a fascinating book by one of the most influential American philosophers of the last 40 years.

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Theme: 1951 – 2011: 60 years of DEONTIC LOGIC

Special issue of Journal of Logic and Computation, corner on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems

Paper Submission Deadline: *September 1, 2011*


With his seminal paper “deontic logic” published in Mind in 1951, Von Wright launched the area of deontic logic. It is the field of logic that is concerned with obligation, permission, and related concepts.

We invite papers concerned with the logical study of normative reasoning, including formal systems of deontic logic, defeasible normative reasoning, the logic of action, and other related areas of logic, and the formal analysis of normative concepts and normative systems.

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