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  • (New) Alledaagse Paradoxen

    ILLC MScLogic student Max van den Broek published `Alledaagse Paradoxen' (Dutch), a philosophy book for a wide audience. Max explains how philosophical paradoxes can be used to solve everyday problems, like how to get out of bed earlier, quit smoking, get more out of your life or find true love. It is available in book stores now.

    For more information, see https://www.bol.com/nl/p/praktische-paradoxen/9200000087974352/ or contact Max van den Broek at .
  • Jin Yuelin Visiting Chair Ceremony at Tsinghua University

    On April 23, Tsinghua University held a ceremony for the appointment of Jin Yuelin's Visiting Chair of Logic. Jin Yuelin’s Visiting Chair of Logic is the first visiting chair established by the department of philosophy of Tsinghua University. Chen Xu, party secretary of Tsinghua University, personally issued certificates to Johan van Benthem, Jeremy Seligman, Martin Stokhof and Dag Westerstahl, who will hold the Jin Yuelin Visiting Chair for the years to come.

  • Johan van Benthem interviewed in podcast at Philosophy Department of Lund University

    Johan van Benthem was interviewed on the dynamics of logic, in a podcast at the Philosophy Department of Lund University.


  • 16 February - 27 May 2018, Epistemic Art at het Stedelijk Museum

    Date: 16 February - 27 May 2018
    Location: Stedelijk museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam

    This exhibition spotlights Hennix’s Epistemic Art practice, including a series of paintings, wall drawings, and found objects—mostly made between 1974 and 2004—as well as a brand new sound work. Occupying two galleries loosely designed to resemble a psychoanalyst’s office and a waiting room, Hennix’s installation creates a concatenation of complex abstract thought, juxtaposing various fragments and formulations and leading the viewer through a model of self-illumination.

    Hennix’s work plays with the transmission of meaning, drawing on a wide range of references that touch on logic, intuitionistic mathematics, modal music, and psychoanalysis. Using an overtly obtuse and densely formalized personal language, Hennix forces the uninitiated viewer towards a state she terms homosemioesis—a subjective process of meaning-making that nullifies any possibility of a transfer of knowledge between the work of art and the viewer.

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