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  • (Updated) 12 September 2014, DIP Colloquium, Anna Szabolcsi

    Speaker: Anna Szabolcsi (NYU)
    Title: The grey eminences behind meet and join in some natural languages
    Date and time: Friday 12 September 2014, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 12 September 2014, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Charles Yang

    Speaker: Charles Yang (Pennsylvania)
    Date and time: Friday 12 September 2014, 16:00-18:00

    For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/

  • 12 September 2014, DIP Colloquium, Gavin Kitching

    Speaker: Gavin Kitching (University of New South Wales)
    Title: Wittgenstein and Marx: Autobiography and Criteria of Significance
    Date and time: Friday 12 September 2014, 15:00-16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • (New) 12 September 2014, Cool Logic, Pietro Pasotti

    Speaker: Pietro Pasotti
    Title: Quantum Quacks: fraud and nonsense in healthcare culture(s)
    Date and time: Friday 12 September 2014, 18:00-19:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    Drawing the line between science and pseudoscience is known to be a hard task that has haunted philosophers and scientists at least since the birth of the Galilean scientific tradition. Drawing inspiration from some works of Wittgenstein, and some of his intuitions on nonsense and the importance of practice, I try to outline a questioning procedure to help us place a couple of exemplary dubious practices on the one or the other side of the `worthiness' line. Most literature focuses on trying to obtain a demarcation between what's science ("and *thus* it's worthwhile") and what's not. My approach tries to go straight to what's worthwhile and what is not, by trying to clarify concepts such as `cure' and `effective therapy'. What needs have a healer for us to put our dear bones in their hands?

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com.

  • 15 September 2014, Language in Interaction Board en Consortium meeting

    Location: F1.21, ILLC Common room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Meeting of the board and consortium of the Language and Interaction project.

    For more information, contact illc at uva.nl

  • 19 September 2014, `Borrel' on the occasion of Jeroen Groenendijk's retirement

    Date and time: Friday 19 September 2014, 17:30 - 19:00
    Location: Kapitein Zeppos, Gebed Zonder End 5, Amsterdam

    On the occasion of Jeroen's retirement the ILLC and department of philosophy will organise a `borrel' at Kapitein Zeppos on Friday 19 September 2014. All are invited!

    For more information, see http://www.zeppos.nl/ or contact illc at uva.nl.

  • 26-27 September 2014, Celebration event in honour of Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    On 26 and 27 September 2014 the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and the University of Amsterdam organize a Celebration Event for Johan van Benthem, on the occasion of his official retirement from the University of Amsterdam. The first day will have lectures for the general public, Johan's valedictory lecture, and a reception. The second day is a scientific workshop devoted to current trends in logic, with emphasis on the areas where Johan was or is active.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/J65/

  • 26-27 September 2014, Celebration event in honour of Johan van Benthem

    On 26 and 27 September 2014 the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and the University of Amsterdam organize a Celebration Event for Johan van Benthem, on the occasion of his official retirement from the University of Amsterdam. The first day will have lectures for the general public, Johan's valedictory lecture, and a reception. The second day is a scientific workshop devoted to current trends in logic, with emphasis on the areas where Johan was or is active.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/J65/. Please take a moment to register if you plan to attend.

  • 1 October 2014, Drinks at Polder on the occasion of Van Emde Boas' 50 years research activity

    Date and time: Wednesday 1 October 2014, 16:30
    Location: Café - Restaurant Polder, Science Park 205, Amsterdam

    On the occasion of 50 years of research activity in mathematics, Peter van Emde Boas will organise drinks at Polder. All are cordially invited!

    For more information, see http://bronstee.com/invitatie/Invitatie20141001aa.pdf (english) and http://bronstee.com/invitatie/Invitatie20141001nl1.pdf (dutch)

  • (New) 2 October 2014, DIP Colloquium, Dorit Abusch

    Speaker: Dorit Abusch (Cornell University)
    Date and time: Thursday 2 October 2014, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 17 October 2014, DIP Colloquium, Sam Cumming

    Speaker: Sam Cumming (UCLA)
    Date and time: Friday 17 October 2014, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 23 October 2014, Valedictory lecture, Prof. Andy Tanenbaum

    Speaker: Prof. Andy Tanenbaum
    Date and time: Thursday 23 October 2014, 11:45
    Location: the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Prof. Andy Tanenbaum is finally retiring. He has been at the Vrije Universiteit for 43 years, but everything must eventually end. To say goodbye to everyone, he will give a final lecture at the VU, to which everyone is invited.

    Register for his farewell lecture ("afscheidscollege"). For more information, see http://www.cs.vu.nl/tanenbaum/

  • 24 October 2014, DIP Colloquium, Mark van Atten

    Speaker: Mark van Atten (CNRS, Paris)
    Title: Dummett vs. Brouwer
    Date and time: Friday 24 October 2014, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 24 October 2014, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, William Foley

    Speaker: William Foley (Sydney)
    Date and time: Friday 24 October 2014, 16:00-18:00

    For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/

  • 31 October 2014, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting, F1.21, ILLC Common room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Date and time: Friday 31 October 2014, 16:00-17.30

    As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you on various issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and / or the Master of Logic programme. All ILLC staff, PhD students and guests are invited to attend. Drinks will be served afterwards in the ILLC Common Room.

    For more information, contact illc at uva.nl

  • (New) 3-4 November 2014, Amsterdam Workshop on Set Theory: Generalized Baire Space (AST 2014), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The Amsterdam Set Theory Workshop 2014 is organized by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and the logic group of the University of Hamburg with the aim to provide the platform for exchange for the researchers active in the field of the set theory of the generalized Baire space. The two days of the workshop will consist of three tutorials, several contributed talks and discussion sessions. One of the outputs of this meeting is a planned paper consisting of the open problems in the generalized Baire space.

    The workshop includes tutorals by Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki & Amsterdam), Philipp Schlicht (Bonn) and Andrew Brooke-Taylor (Bristol).

    For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/spag/ml/AST2014/

  • 7 November 2014, DIP Colloquium, Thomas Brouwer

    Speaker: Thomas Brouwer (Aberdeen)
    Title: The Mill-Ramsey View of Quantification
    Date and time: Friday 7 November 2014, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 28 November 2014, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Rineke Verbrugge

    Speaker: Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
    Date and time: Friday 28 November 2014, 16:00-18:00

    For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/

  • 12 December 2014, DIP Colloquium, Jan-Willem Romeijn

    Speaker: Jan-Willem Romeijn (Groningen)
    Date and time: Friday 12 December 2014, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 23 January 2015, SMART Cognitive Science debate on "Shared mechanisms in language and music"

    Date and time: Friday 23 January 2015, 16:00-18:00

    For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/

  • 25-28 March 2015, SMART Cognitive Science International Conference, Amsterdam

    SMART Cognitive Science is an initiative of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam to provide a forum for the discussions highlighting the important contributions to cognitive science from traditional humanities disciplines. SMART is an acronym for Speech & language, Music, Art, Reasoning & Thought. The SMART Cognitive Science International Conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and six 2-day workshops devoted to the topics on the intersection of humanities and cognitive science.

    For more information, see http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/394/ or http://cl.ly/230F1l0W1W42.

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