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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on Modal Syllogistics, 11-13 Sep 2014, Lisbon, PORTUGAL


Aristotle is the founder of modal logic. His system of modal syllogisms, 
presented in chapters 3 and 8-22 of the first book of the Prior Analytics, 
has been studied for many centuries, with less than successful results. In 
1955, Jan ?ukasiewicz declared that ?in contrast to the assertoric 
syllogistic which is perfectly clear and nearly free of errors, 
Aristotle?s modal syllogistic is almost incomprehensible because of its 
many faults and inconsistencies?. Some scholars have been trying to resist 
this pessimistic judgement and to articulate interpretations of the modal 
syllogistic that are, at the same time, logically consistent and plausible 
on exegetical grounds. This workshop wants to provide a forum for 
discussion and to reflect, via the contributed talks and informal 
discussions, the state of art of the subject.

Confirmed speakers:

Marko Malink (Chicago)
Paolo Crivelli (Geneva)
Sara Uckelman (Heidelberg)
Ulrich Nortmann (Saarland)

Submission Details:

We invite submissions of long abstracts or short papers (1500-2000 words) 
on any aspect of the modal syllogistic. The time slot is 80 minutes (50? 
talk + 30? discussion). Abstracts (or papers) should be prepared for 
blind-refereeing and sent in Word or PDF format (doc, docx or pdf). We aim 
at accepting five contributed papers. Abstract should be sent to 
 modalsyllogistic@gmail.com . The 
subject of the e-mail should be ?submission: workshop on modal 
syllogistic?. The body of the email should include your name, affiliation, 
and abstract title. (We are unable to provide speakers with accommodation 
for the duration of the workshop, but we can help them finding good 
solutions. Unfortunately, we cannot cover travel expenses.)

Submission deadline: May 31, 2014

Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2014


Ricardo Santos (vora and LanCog, Lisbon)


Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa

Fundao para a Cincia e a Tecnologia

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Project ?Compndio em Linha de Problemas de Filosofia Analtica? 

Project ?Traduo Anotada das Obras de Aristteles (Quarta Fase)?