[FOM] Imre Ruzsa Memorial Conference - 2nd CfP

Andras Mate MATE at ludens.elte.hu
Fri May 22 05:04:21 EDT 2009


As part of the annual conference series LANGUAGE, UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETATION, the Institute of Philosophy of Eötvös University and the Philosophy of Language Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Eötvös University announce

A Philosophy Conference in Memory of Imre Ruzsa

Date: September 17-19, 2009. 
Location: Muzeum krt. 4/i  Budapest, Hungary 
Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2009
Website: http://phil.elte.hu/ruzsaconf

Keynote speaker: 
       Robert Goldblatt (Victoria University, Wellington

Plenary speakers:
Hajnal Andreka (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest)
Ferenc Csaba (Eotvos University, Budapest)
Gabor Forrai (University of Miskolc)
Laszlo Kalman (Research Institute for Linguistics, Budapest)
Gyula Klima (Fordham University)
Andras Kornai (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Andras Mate (Eotvos University, Budapest)
Tamas Mihalydeak (University of Debrecen)
Istvan Nemeti (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest)
Laszlo Polos (University of Durham, UK)
Zoltan Gendler Szabo (Yale University)
Anna Szabolcsi (New York University)

The conference is held in memory of Imre Ruzsa (1921-2008), the father of modern philosophical logic in Hungary. His professional interests centered around modal logic, intensional logic, modeling natural language in systems of intensional logic, and the 
foundations of logic and mathematics. He always thought of his generalization of A. N. Prior’s concept of semantic value gaps to quantified, intensional and type-theoretic systems as his most important contribution to logic. He was the author of three boo
ks in English (Modal Logic with Descriptions, The Hague, 1982, Intensional Logic Revisited, Budapest, 1991, Introduction to Metalogic, Budapest, 1993), several monographs and textbooks in Hungarian, and many articles in leading logic journals. 

Several of Imre Ruzsa’s former students from across the globe will gather to discuss his legacy, and also to present on some of his favorite themes, topics, and areas—we invite you to do the same. 

Contributions for 20-minute panel-presentations are sought in the following areas: modal and intensional logics; logics with truth value gaps; metalogic; Frege’s philosophy of language and mathematics; Tarski’s theory of truth; and more broadly in philoso
phical logic, mathematical logic, formal semantics, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of language. Plenary talks will be in English; some of the afternoon panels are held in English, some in Hungarian. Graduate students are encouraged to submit.

Contributors are asked to submit the following in an email attachment: (1) the title of their presentation (in the language in which they plan to present), (2) a 15-line abstract, (3) school/institute affiliation, and (4) e-mail address. Submissions shoul
d be sent to ruzsaconf at phil.elte.hu 

Practical information: 
* Accommodation at the Peregrinus ELTE Hotel can be requested at the email address above for HUF 9000/person/night.
* The conference begins on September 17 at 10 a.m.
* The keynote lecture will be on September 17 at 6 p.m.
* There will be an evening reception on September 18 at which the winner of this year’s Cogito Prize will be announced, and the Cogito Books by last year’s winners will be presented. 

The organizing committee:
Janos Kelemen, president
Andras Mate, co-president
Tibor Barany
Peter Mekis 
Janos Tozserér 
Zsofia Zvolenszky

Andras Mate CSc, assoc. prof. 
Inst. Philosophy, Dept. Logic
ELTE Budapest
mailto: mate at ludens.elte.hu

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