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14-15 December 2007, PALMYR-VI : Truth, Logic and Games, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Date: 14-15 December 2007
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Truth, one might think, is at the heart of reasoning, and of logic. But logic has moved on from bivalence. - Witness intuitionistic, quantum and paraconsistent logics. Furthermore, truth itself is a philosophically sticky subject: The jury is still out as to whether it is nothing (as the view of the deflationist can be caricatured) or everything (including the basis for a theory of meaning, as the truth-conditional semanticist might hold). This movement away from a classical reliance on the received views on truth has, in logic, come accompanied with alternative (notably game-theoretical) semantics for logical languages.

We want to know what young researchers working on philosophical or technical issues related to contemporary theories of truth think about all this. Therefore we have decided that PALMYR VI will bring them together, along with two more experienced guest speakers, so that we can determine exactly that.

For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/PALMYR/PALMYR-6/.

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