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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Trends in Logic XIV, 8-11 Jul 2014, Gent, BELGIUM


 Logicians have devoted considerable effort to applying formal methods to 
what are now considered core disciplines of analytic philosophy: 
philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language and metaphysics. 
Researchers in these fields have been accused of sharpening their knives 
without actually cutting anything of interest to those outside of 
philosophy. The focus of formal methods is changing and our intent for 
this conference is to further counter the impression of idleness with 
respect to philosophy at large. The focus of the workshop is to be on 
those applications of formal methods in philosophy which might be of 
interest to people working on philosophical questions of more direct 
relevance to human life.

 We plan three sessions with the following invited speakers:

 Session 1 Applications of formal methods in philosophy
 Diderik Batens, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent University (Belgium)
 Krister Segerberg, Uppsala University (Sweden)
 Katie Steele, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

 Session 2 Applications of formal methods in social philosophy
 Gabriella Pigozzi, Universite Paris-Dauphine (France)
 Martin van Hees, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
 John F. Horty, University of Maryland (USA)

 Session 3 Applications of Bayesian methods in philosophy
 Luc Bovens, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
 Lara Buchak, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
 Richard Pettigrew, Bristol University, (UK)


 Authors of contributed papers are asked to submit extended abstracts and 
full papers, prepared for blind-review by January 6, 2014. Extended 
abstracts should be no more than 2000 words. Authors of accepted papers 
will have 30-60 minutes to present their work, depending on the length of 
their papers. Each paper will be followed by two commentaries from other 
participants. Accepted participants might be asked to comment on at least 
one talk. 5-10 minute commentaries will be followed by 10-15 minutes of 
discussion. All accepted papers will be made available to the participants 
ahead of the conference.

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