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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Midwest PhilMath Workshop, 5-6 Nov 2011, USA

MWPMW 12, Notre Dame IN, USA

This is an invitation to the twelfth annual Midwest PhilMath Workshop (MWPMW 12), to be held at 
Notre Dame the weekend of Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th. As usual, the plan is 
to schedule a full day of talks and discussions for Saturday and a half day for Sunday. Also as 
usual, there will be a workshop dinner Saturday evening, with all participants invited to attend 
as guests of the university.

As part of this year's workshop, there will be a special symposium on "The Nature of Mathematical 
Reasoning". Featured speakers will include Pr. Lance Rips (Psychology, Northwestern), Pr. Martin 
Monti (Psychology, UCLA) and Pr. Alan Bundy (Informatics, Edinburgh).

We also plan other special sessions on either or both of November 3rd and 4th. Please consult the 
workshop website for upcoming details on these.

In a few weeks, a website for the workshop will be up, and you'll be able to keep up with 
developments there. You can get to it by following the obvious links on the Philosophy Department's
web page ( In due course, the location of the sessions, the schedule 
of talks and abstracts for them will also be posted there.

If you would like to give a talk, email a pdf of your talk or substantial summary to Paddy 
(, Tim (, Curtis( and me ( We 
would like to have all proposals for talks by September 1st so that we can set the program by 
September 10th. Talks should be 35--40 minutes, with 15--20 minutes left for discussion.

We're fortunate to have Mrs. Harriet Baldwin ( as the workshop manager once 
again this year. Please contact her with any questions you may have concerning rooms, meals, etc.. 
She has booked a block of rooms for the workshop. Since there are other conferences going on the 
same weekend, demand for rooms may be high and it would thus be a good idea to reserve a room 
with Harriet as soon as possible. Please also indicate to her whether you will be joining us for 
dinner Saturday evening, and let her know if you have any special dietary requirements. 
She can also point you to pertinent travel information, maps, etc..

Finally, I'd ask that you share this announcement with others you know who might be interested, 
including both students and faculty. We are fortunate once again to have limited funds to help 
defray expenses for student participants coming from out of town whose departments do not have 
funds to cover their costs. These funds will generally take the form of subventions for lodging. 
If you are interested in applying for a subvention, please notify Mrs. Baldwin of that fact as 
soon as you can. Please also have an appropriate faculty member from your department email me to 
confirm that it cannot meet your expenses.

That's it for now. I hope you're having a good spring, and I look forward to seeing you at MWPMW 11
in October. I'll be contacting you further as things proceed.


Mic Detlefsen
Director, MWPMW 12