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4-6 June 2010, Modern formalisms for Pre-Modern Indian Logic and Epistemology, Hamburg, Germany

Speaker: Piotr Balcerowicz, Jonardon Ganeri, Klaus Glashoff, Marie-Helene Gorisse, Wilfrid Hodges, Laurent Keiff, Birgit Kellner, Claus Oetke, Graham Priest, Shahid Rahman, Sara Uckelman
Date: 4-6 June 2010
Location: Hamburg, Germany

The Indian traditions of logic and epistemology do not fit into the deductive paradigm of mathematical logic which forms the foundations of a large part of current philosophical logic. Instead, intersubjectivity and interaction play an important role. In this respect, they are siumilar to large parts of the Western medieval and early modern logic traditions (e.g., the obligationes or the Logique du Port Royal).

In the past decades, logicians focused on the interactive paradigm and investigated logics of knowledge, belief and communication. These logics have been successfully used in the formalization of Western medieval texts. We expect that similar successes are possible in the field of Indian logic and epistemology. Our workshop will be an encounter between the two relevant research communities.

For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/home/loewe/MoFPILE/

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