Thursday, June 29, 2006

Colloque Realisme-antirealisme à Nancy

Greg Restall is live-blogging from Nancy here (merci Greg).

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Update your links : OPP and B. Weatherson's pages are moving

B. Weatherson's web pages have moved to :

Online Papers in philosophy has moved to :

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Philosophy and Computation (blog)

Paula Quinon has a blog : Philosophy and computation, with papers, informations etc.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Marges linguistiques

Marges linguistiques : une revue, des thèses et livres en ligne, des annonces de colloques, etc. dans le "vaste champ des sciences du langage".


PALMYR 3: 3rd Paris-Amsterdam Logic Meeting of Young Researchers. For more info, please visit:

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Relative truth (2)

There's a new (draft) paper related to the subject. Michael Glanzberg : Context, content and relativism. (On relative truth, see also this post dated may 17th. 2006).

[via OPP]

Monday, June 12, 2006

Fibring logics : the Portuguese School

Can we think of predicate temporal logic as resulting from a "combination operation" on first-order logic and propositionnal temporal logic ? Given two logics enjoying properties like completness, decidability, compactness etc., is there a systematic way to combine them in a new logic that enjoy these properties too (or : is it possible to find a way of caracterizing logic and then to define an operation of combining logics which have nice preservation properties? ) etc. Those questions have nice technical and philosophical aspects, and probably the best place to study them today is the IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, in The Center for Logic and Computation. Among distinguished members of the institute are A. Sernadas, C. Sernadas, W. Carnielli, or C. Caleiro.
For those interested in learning about these matters, let me mention three nice introductions to the subject of combining logic (especially fibring), both mathematically and philosophically motivated. Each of them extends its predecessors in the list, with overlap. The shorter one is Combining logic systems: Why, how, what for? (2003, 7 pages), and the second one is Fibring logics: Past, present and future (published in Artemov and al. (ed.) We Will Show Them: Essays in Honour of Dov Gabbay, 2005. 22 p.). The last one was published in the Handbook of Philosophical Logic (2nd Edition, volume 13, 2005. 61 p.) : Fibring of logics as a universal construction (available from the IST web site) .

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Francesca Poggiolesi

Francesca Poggiolesi (IHPSTFirenze) présentera mardi 13 juin, à Philform, de 14H à 16h, "A new sequent calculus for modal logic".(abstract).

Alan Berger

Lundi 12 juin, 14h-16h, Philform reçoit Alan Berger (Brandeis University). L'exposé est intitulé : "The Quinean Quandary: Can Logic be Naturalized?". Attention, le séminaire se tiendra exceptionnellement en salle 302 (au troisième étage du 13, rue Du Four).

Friday, June 09, 2006

nouveau lien dans "Homepages" : Huw Price.

Centre Romand de Logique Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences

Alessandro Facchini m'indique le site du Centre Romand de Logique Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences à Lausanne et quelques liens :

-La page personnelle du prof. Duparc (directeur du Centre ), avec en particulier une introduction à la théorie des jeux, Games and their application in computer science.
- Quelques autres tutorials sur cette page.
- Trois autres institutions (mais je n'ai pas trouvé d'archives d'articles): le Departement de Logique, Histoire et Philo. des Sciences à Barcelone, le Research Group in Non-Classical Logics et le groupe LOGOS (toujours UBarcelone).

Deflationism on the web

I've added some references to the february 19th post on deflationism.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

LSE - Discussion Papers

Arhat Virdi, PhD student at the LSE, has pointed out to me the Discussion Papers page at the LSE. Thanks.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Seminar: Relative Truth and the Language of Value

Seminar: Relative Truth and the Language of Value. Org.: Friederike Moltmann (IHPST).
"What is the semantics of evaluative sentences such as 'Walking in the park is nice'? Recently philosophers have argued that such sentences (and others, especially epistemic ones) express a proposition that needs to be further relativized to an agent or standard of evaluation in order to be true or false. In this seminar we will discuss some of the most important philosophical literature on relative truth and evaluative sentences as well as a range of linguistic data relating to it. The seminar will be a preparation for the workshop 'Meaning, Value, and Relative Truth' on June 26 ."
Session 1: June 6, 11-13, ENS, salle Langevin, 29 rue d'Ulm, 1er étage, gauche.
Relative Truth: The Intuitions and the Standard Account readings by MacFarlane, Koelbel, Lasersohn.
Voir aussi le le message du 17 mai sur cette page.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Multi-valued logics (2)

Sigfried Gottwald's Many-Valued Logics is another nice introduction-like paper to the topic. Usefull too are some papers by Richard Zach ( to be found on his publications page), and papers of Arnon Avron.

[see the first post (May 23rd 2006)]