[FOM] MWPMW 12. First Announcement

Michael Detlefsen mdetlef1 at nd.edu
Sun Jun 12 23:51:41 EDT 2011

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

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 
(<http://www.nd.edu/~ndphilo/>http://www.nd.edu/~ndphilo/). 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 
(<mailto:blanchette.1 at nd.edu>blanchette.1 at nd.edu), Tim 
(<mailto:bays.5 at nd.edu>bays.5 at nd.edu), Curtis 
(<mailto:cfranks at nd.edu>cfranks at nd.edu) and me 
(<mailto:mdetlef1 at nd.edu>mdetlef1 at nd.edu). 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 
(<mailto:baldwin.1 at nd.edu>baldwin.1 at nd.edu) 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

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