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  • (New) 23 March 2018, Cool Logic, Ilaria Canavotto

    Speaker: Ilaria Canavotto
    Title: Where are norms in deontic logic? Here they are!
    Date & Time: Friday 23 March 2018, 18:00-19:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The main aim of deontic logic is to come up with a logical system suitable to capture normative concepts (like those of prescription and permission), but it seems clear that these normative concepts should also be somehow connected with norms and normative systems. However, the last sixty years of research has shown that the way to formulate a satisfactory logic of norms can be pretty tortuous. To mention some of the most serious issues, how can we account for the fact that norms direct rather than describe? How can we represent norms as consisting of prescriptions in conditional rather than categorical form? Can we model the fact that only enforced norms are sources of obligation? Is there a relation between norms and ideality?

    In this talk, I will introduce these fundamental problems and present a new logic of norms designed to address them. I will conclude by showing how this new system can be used to overcome the well-known paradox of contrary to duty obligations. Snacks and drinks will be provided in the ILLC common room after the talk!

    For more information, see here or at http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/talks/84 or contact Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • 28 March 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Johannes Korbmacher

    Speaker: Johannes Korbmacher (Utrecht University)
    Title: Tableaux for the Logic of Exact Entailment
    Date & Time: Wednesday 28 March 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • (New) 4 April 2018, Workshop on Language Evolution, Semantics and Pragmatics

    Date & Time: Wednesday 4 April 2018, 14:30
    Location: P.C. Hoofthuis 4.11, Amsterdam

    The workshop will take place in Amsterdam on April 4th 2018. The workshop is free of charge. There's also no need to register. We're looking forward to see you there!

    Speakers: Gerhard Jäger (Tübingen), Marieke Woensdregt (Edinburgh), Jelle Zuidema (Amsterdam), Bas Cornelissen (Amsterdam), and Michael Franke (Osnabrück).

    For more information, see http://brochhagen.github.io/workshop.html or contact Thomas Brochhagen at .
  • 6 - 24 April 2018, ILLC MasterClass Cognition 2018

    Date: 6 - 24 April 2018
    Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The ILLC will organise a MasterClass Cognition intended for up to 40 secondary school students. The MasterClass will consist of 4 days with lectures and excursions. The dates of the four days are the following:
    ILLC MasterClass Day 1: Friday 6 April 2018
    ILLC MasterClass Day 2: Thursday 12 April 2018
    ILLC MasterClass Day 3: Wednesday 18 April 2018
    ILLC MasterClass Day 4: Tuesday 24 April 2018

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/MasterClass/Cognitie2018/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • 6 April 2018, DIP Colloquium, Paul Portner

    Speaker: Paul Portner (Georgetown University)
    Date & Time: Friday 6 April 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 10 April 2018, SURF Research Bootcamp

    Date & Time: Tuesday 10 April 2018, 09:00-17:00
    Location: Wibauthuis, Wibautstraat 3b, 1091 GH Amsterdam
    Costs: 75 EUR excl. VAT

    Are you interested in using new ICT technology to boost your research?

    Want to learn how to use high performance computing to speed up your calculations? Can you imagine the possibilities of scientific visualisation, and would you like to explore the power of big data analysis?

    Discover new possibilities, experience the practical impact and do more with your data at the SURF Research Bootcamp.

    For more information, see https://surfresearchbootcamp.nl/.
  • 11 April 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Nathan Wildman

    Speaker: Nathan Wildman (Tilburg University)
    Title: Necessity by Accident
    Date & Time: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • 12 April 2018, DIP Colloquium, Peter Pagin

    Speaker: Peter Pagin (Stockholm University)
    Date & Time: Thursday 12 April 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 25 April 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Peter Hawke

    Speaker: Peter Hawke
    Date & Time: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam

    Peter Hawke discusses: 'ModalObjectivity' by Justin Clarke-Doane.

  • 9 May 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Ilaria Canavotto

    Speaker: Ilaria Canavotto
    Title: WiP on Mereology
    Date & Time: Wednesday 9 May 2018, 14:00-15:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • 23 May 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Giovanni Merlo

    Speaker: Giovanni Merlo (University of Stirling)
    Title: The Metaphysical Problem of Other Minds
    Date & Time: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • (New) 24 May 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Davide Grossi

    Speaker: Davide Grossi
    Date & Time: Thursday 24 May 2018, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 6 June 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Katrin Schulz

    Speaker: Katrin Schulz
    Title: Generics and Causality
    Date & Time: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 14:00-15:00
    Location: Room C1.05, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
  • (New) 14 June 2018, DIP Colloquium, Michael Glanzberg

    Speaker: Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University)
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 June 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 22 - 26 August 2018, Second SYSMICS Summer School, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

    Date: 22 - 26 August 2018
    Location: Les Diablerets, Switzerland
    Target audience: Master's and PhD students
    Costs: CHF 652 (single room) / CHF 556 (shared double room)
    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    The second summer school for the EU RISE project SYSMICS (Syntax meets Semantics - Methods, Interactions, and Connections in Substructural Logics) will take place 22-26 August 2018 at Hotel Les Sources in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. This school will precede two logic conferences taking place in Bern the following week: Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees (LATD) 2018 and Advances in Modal Logic (AiML) 2018.

    Tutorials will be given each morning by Peter Jipsen (Chapman University), David J. Pym (University College London), and Alexandra Silva (University College London), and in the early evening there will be lectures by Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam), Laura Kovács (Vienna University of technology), and Fred Wehrung (University of Caen). Since places for the school are limited, we ask students to register online via the webpage before 30 April 2018.

    For more information, see https://mathsites.unibe.ch/sysmics/ or contact Nick Bezhanishvili and George Metcalfe at .
  • 22 - 24 August 2018, KNAW Academy Colloquium "Generalised Baire Spaces", Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Date: 22 - 24 August 2018
    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The study of generalised Baire spaces has developed into a research area in its own right with a rich overarching theory, internally motivated open questions (cf. Khomskii, Laguzzi, Loewe, Sharankou 2016) and an active research community, combining methods and techniques from several branches of set theory as well as classical model theory. While many concepts from the classical setting can be transferred to generalised Baire space and some classical results remain true at uncountable cardinals, in general the rich combinatorial nature of uncountable cardinals causes the theory of the corresponding spaces to differ significantly, e.g., notions which are equivalent in the classical setting can lead to different notions in the generalised theory. Phenomena like this shed light on structures and properties otherwise hidden in the classical setting.

    This Academy Colloquium is a reunion of the research community after a hiatus of two years. The Colloquium will be preceded by an associated KNAW Master Class for postgraduate students in order to prepare them for the talks at the Colloquium.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/KNAW2018/.
  • 16 - 19 September 2019, Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Georgia

    Date: 16 - 19 September 2019
    Location: Georgia

    The Symposium series is organized by the Tbilisi State University and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam in conjunction with the Institute of Linguistics and Information Science of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. There have been ten instalments of this series of biannual Symposia. The preceding meetings took place in the Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia Tbilisi (1997), in the Black see coastal resort Chakvi (1999), in the spa resort Likani situated in the Borjomi Canyon (2001), Tbilisi (2003), Batumi (2005), Tbilisi (2007), Bakuriani (2009), Kutaisi (2011), Gudauri (2013), Tbilisi (2015) and Lagodekhi (2017).

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .

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