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8-12 August 2011, ESSLLI-2011 Workshop "Logical Constants", Ljubljana, Slovenia

Date: 8-12 August 2011
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Costs: regular ESSLLI registration fees
Deadline: 15 February 2011

All logical systems make a distinction between logical and non-logical symbols, and the meaning of the former needs to be specified in detail and in effect defines the logic in question. This distinction is usually stipulated (though it can be argued that natural languages make a similar distinction), but the issue of the grounds for it, i.e. of what characterizes a logical constant, is a central question in logic, cutting across the huge variety of logical systems existing today. This question has been tackled from various sides, ranging from historical investigation to formal criteria spelled out within different logical frameworks. The main aim of this ESSLLI-2001 workshop is to gain a better understanding of the problem by bringing together complementary approaches coming from various fields, namely logic, philosophy of logic and mathematics, linguistics and the history of logic.

For more information, see http://lumiere.ens.fr/~dbonnay/files/conference/logicalconstants.htm.

Deadline for submission: Feb 15 2011. Notification to authors: March 15 2011. Submissions should consist of anonymous abstracts of no more than 3 pages, single-spaced, 12pt, including title and references (preferred formats for submission are pdf and Word). Abstracts should be sent electronically to:

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