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8-9 February 2010, Dialogues and Games: Historical Roots and Contemporary Models, Lille

Date: 8-9 February 2010
Location: Lille

A two-day workshop covering historical and modern aspects of games and dialogues in logic.

Studies in the history of logic have shown that the medieval traditions, both in western Europe and in India, have many distinctive dialogical and epistemological characteristics. As a result, they have much more in common with each other than they do mathematical logic of the 1950's. Recently, it has become apparent that these shared characteristics can be fruitfully modeled in the context of modern developments in logic, which are dynamic and dialogical in flavor. We believe that investigating the common properties of these two historical approaches can advance our understanding of these philosophical and historical traditions with the help of recent technical advances in dialogical and game semantics and dialogue games. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together LogICCC researchers from both the philosophical and technical traditions to provide a spring-board for collaboration and potential cross-discipline applications, allowing people working in both historical traditions, the Western and the Indian, to gain knowledge of current modeling techniques and those on the technical side access to new problems and theories to model.

The four fields that we intend to represent are: the dialogical tradition in Indian logic, obligationes in medieval Western logic, dialogical semantics and dialogue models, and games for dialogues and semantics. Each day there will be two tutorials; the first day will cover the historical topics and the second day will cover the modern techniques.

For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/medlogic/DDAHL/DiG.html

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