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Christian Schaffner interviewed by tweakers.net
Christian Schaffner was interviewed by tweakers.net for an extensive article about the dangers of quantum computers for cryptography.For more information, see tweakers.net/reviews/5885/all/de-dreiging-van-quantumcomputers-en-de-noodzaak-van-resistente-encryptie.html or contact Christian Schaffner at c.schaffner at uva.nl.
PhD candidate in Philosophy of Language and SemanticsDeadline: Monday 15 January 2018
The ILLC is looking to fill one PhD position in Philosophy of Language and Semantics within the project EXPRESS: From the Expression of Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist Semantics. This is a five-year project funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and led by Dr Luca Incurvati (Principal Investigator). The project aims to develop a novel theory and logic of the way disagreement is expressed in dialogue. This theory will then be used to establish a novel approach to natural language semantics, inferential expressivism.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/11/17-577-phd-candidate-in-philosophy-of-language-and-semantics.html or contact Luca Incurvati at L.Incurvati at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
19 December 2017, Logic of Conceivability seminar, Hannes LeitgebSpeaker: Hannes LeitgebTitle: HYPE: A System of Hyperintensional Logic (With an Application to Semantic Paradoxes)Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Hannes Leitgeb will give a special Logic of Conceivability seminar in which he will talk of his own system of hyperintensional logic: HYPE.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/Events/event/39/Hannes-Leitgeb-on-Hyperintensionality.
20 - 22 December 2017, 21st Amsterdam Colloquium (AC'2017), Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDeadline: Friday 1 September 2017
The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages. The 21st Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops on Causality and Semantics and on Formal and Distributional Perspectives on Meaning; and one evening lecture, jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.For more information, see events.illc.uva.nl/AC/AC2017.
(New) 20 December 2017, E.W. Beth Lecture, Stewart ShapiroSpeaker: Stewart ShapiroTitle: Open texture, and its ramifications for logic and semanticsLocation: D0.09, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, 1012 CN Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Changed!)
This year's E. W. Beth Lecture will be given by Stewart Shapiro (Ohio State University, Columbus), well known
for his work on the Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophical Logic, and Philosophy of Language.
The purpose of this talk is to articulate and evaluate Waismann's notion of open-texture. We contrast this notion with the more well-known accounts of analyticity articulated by the logical positivists, Rudolf Carnap in particular, the rejection of analyticity by W. V. O. Quine, and its subsequent defense by Grice and Strawson. One underlying theme is how far open-texture reaches. Do we follow Waismann and restrict it to empirical predicates, or is the phenomenon more general, applying even in science and mathematics? Our goal is to explore the extent to which the Waismannian insights bear on the enterprise of natural language semantics and of the model-theoretic notion of logical consequence. Does the fact that contemporary model theory, and
many of the models for lexical semantics, allow no room for open-texture tell against those enterprises, as they are currently practiced?
The E.W. Beth lecture is part of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2017. Drinks will be served after the lecture in Kapitein Zeppos.