[FOM] CONF: Practice-based philosophy of logic and mathematics

catarina dutilh cdutilhnovaes at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 20 11:23:57 EDT 2009

WORKSHOP: Practice-based philosophy of logic and mathematics
ILLC -- Amsterdam, August 31st to September 2nd 2009


* The list of talks scheduled for the workshop is now available on the website, including the list of contributed papers:


Speakers are
Juliet Floyd (Philosophy – Boston University) 

Rohit Parikh (Philosophy and Computer Science – City University of New York) 

Stephen Read (Philosophy – St. Andrews) 

Benedikt Löwe (ILLC – University of Amsterdam) 

Martin Stokhof (Philosophy and ILLC – University of Amsterdam) 

Wilfrid Hodges (Mathematics – University of London) 

Samson Abramsky (Computer Science – Oxford University) 

Jean Paul van Bendegem (Philosophy – Free University Brussels) 

Thomas Müller (Philosophy – Utrecht University) 

Göran Sundholm (Philosophy – Leiden University) 

Mathieu Marion (Philosophy – University of Quebec - Montreal) 

Johan van Benthem (ILLC – University of Amsterdam) 

Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Philosophy and ILLC – University of Amsterdam)

Danielle Macbeth (Philosophy –Haverford College)

Otavio Bueno (Philosophy – University of Miami)

John Baldwin (Mathematics and Computer Science –University of Illinois at Chicago)

Sébastien Gandon (Philosophy – Université Clermont II)

Andrew Aberdein (Philosophy –Florida Institute of Technology)

Amirouche Moktefi and Fabien Schang (IRIST, Strasbourg and Archives Poincare, Nancy)

* Registration is now open:


The registration fee is EUR 50/ EUR 25 for students, unemployed and (non-invited) speakers:

* Information on accommodation:


If you are considering attending the workshop, we strongly suggest that you book accommodation as soon as possible. Amsterdam is a popular touristic destination, especially in summer, and hotels get booked-up very quickly!


Traditionally, the philosophy of logic pays little attention to the actual practices of logicians. This is somewhat surprising, as the works of several influential authors have shown the relevancy of attending to actual scientific practices within the philosophy of the empirical sciences as well as the philosophy of mathematics. But there is no hint of a similar 'practical' turn in the philosophy of logic. 

The workshop is intended to enable philosophers, logicians and mathematicians to discuss the fruitfulness and viability of a practice-based approach to logic. Within the philosophy of mathematics this approach already has a certain standing, so practice-based philosophy of mathematics can serve as a starting point for the development of a practice-based philosophy of logic. We hope to offer a novel vantage point into what is after all an essentially human and social activity,
the practice of logic. What do logicians do? How do they conduct their researches, individually and within the scientific community? How do they communicate with each other? Answers to these questions may offer new insights into the most fundamental issues that the philosophy of logic must address. 


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