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5/19-20-March-2015-Logic-and-Inference-London-U-K-
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SUMMARY:Logic and Inference, London, U.K.
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LOCATION:London, U.K.
DESCRIPTION:The role of logic can hardly be undere
stimated. On one hand, logical rules determine the
basic canons of correct thinking. On the other, i
t is well known that very large portions of mathem
atics can be reconstructed only using logic and de
finitions. But what is logic? And how, if at all,
can we know facts about logical validity? One prom
ising starting point for answering these questions
is the thought that logic, and our knowledge of i
t, are to be understood with reference to our *inf
erential practice*. Accordingly, the conference
focuses on the twofold inferentialist idea that t
he meaning of a logical expression is determined b
y the rules for its correct deductive use, and tha
t to know the meaning of a logical expression is t
o know how to use it correctly. This very popular
idea among philosophers has never been systematica
lly explored. The main aim of the conference is to
clarify the position, and to explore its attracti
ve, if controversial, epistemological ramification
s. Website: http://inferenceandlogic.wordpress.c
om/conference/. Attendance is free. However, if yo
u are planning to attend, please send an email to
either Julien (j.murzi at gmail.com) or Florian (F
lorian.Steinberger at lmu.de).
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f logic can hardly be underestimated. On one hand,
logical rules \n determine the basic canon
s of correct thinking. On the other, it is well \n
known that very large portions of mathemat
ics can be reconstructed only \n using logi
c and definitions. But what is logic? And how, if
at all, can we \n know facts about logical
validity? One promising starting point for \n
answering these questions is the thought that l
ogic, and our knowledge of \n it, are to be
understood with reference to our *inferential pra
ctice*.\n

\n \n Accordin
gly, the conference focuses on the twofold inferen
tialist idea \n that the meaning of a logic
al expression is determined by the rules for \n
its correct deductive use, and that to know t
he meaning of a logical \n expression is to
know how to use it correctly. This very popular i
dea \n among philosophers has never been sy
stematically explored. The main aim of \n t
he conference is to clarify the position, and to e
xplore its attractive, \n if controversial,
epistemological ramifications.\n

\n \
n Website: http
://inferenceandlogic.wordpress.com/conference/
.\n Attendance is free. However, if you are
planning to attend, please send an\n email
to either Julien (j.murzi at gmail.com) or Florian (Florian.Steinberger at lmu.de).\n

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