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31 August - 2 September 2009, Workshop "Practice-based philosophy of logic and mathematics", Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date: 31 August - 2 September 2009
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: 1 March 2009

Traditionally, the philosophy of logic pays little attention to the actual practices of logicians. This is somewhat surprising, as the works of several influential authors have shown the relevancy of attending to actual scientific practices within the philosophy of the empirical sciences as well as the philosophy of mathematics. But there is no hint of a similar 'practical' turn in the philosophy of logic.

The workshop is intended to enable philosophers, logicians and mathematicians to discuss the fruitfulness and viability of a practice-based approach to logic. Within the philosophy of mathematics this approach already has a certain standing, so practice-based philosophy of mathematics can serve as a starting point for the development of a practice-based philosophy of logic. We hope to offer a novel vantage point into what is after all an essentially human and social activity, the practice of logic. What do logicians do? How do they conduct their researches, individually and within the scientific community? How do they communicate with each other? Answers to these questions may offer new insights into the most fundamental issues that the philosophy of logic must address.

For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/pplm/

Although the workshop will feature primarily invited speakers, there will be about four slots for contributed papers. Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2009.

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