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11-13 September 2014, Workshop on Modal Syllogistics, Lisbon, Portugal

Date: 11-13 September 2014
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline: 31 May 2014

Aristotle is the founder of modal logic. His system of modal syllogisms has been studied for many centuries, with less than successful results. In 1955, Jan Lukasiewicz declared that "in contrast to the assertoric syllogistic which is perfectly clear and nearly free of errors, Aristotle's modal syllogistic is almost incomprehensible because of its many faults and inconsistencies". Some scholars have been trying to resist this pessimistic judgement and to articulate interpretations of the modal syllogistic that are, at the same time, logically consistent and plausible on exegetical grounds. This workshop wants to provide a forum for discussion and to reflect, via the contributed talks and informal discussions, the state of art of the subject.

For more information, see http://www.lancog.com/modalsyllogistics.html

We invite submissions of long abstracts or short papers on any aspect of the modal syllogistic. The time slot is 80 minutes (50' talk + 30' discussion). We aim at accepting five contributed papers. Submission deadline: May 31, 2014.

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