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  • (New) 7 February 2023, EXPRESS-Philmath Seminar, Sarah Moss

    Date & Time: Tuesday 7 February 2023, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Sarah Moss (University of Michigan)
    Title: A Synthesis View of Counterfactuals
    Location: Online via Zoom

    There are two prominent accounts of counterfactuals in the literature---variably strict conditional accounts first developed by Stalnaker and Lewis, and strict conditional accounts defended by von Fintel, Hájek, and others. Unfortunately, both accounts face serious challenges. In the first half of this paper, I argue that existing strict conditional accounts fail to accommodate our probabilistic judgments about counterfactuals. The same goes for several other semantic theories of counterfactuals.

    Having presented these challenges, I introduce and defend my own positive account of counterfactuals. The account incorporates a key insight of variably strict accounts--namely, that the antecedent of a counterfactual often influences what worlds are relevant to its truth conditions at a context. But unlike variably strict accounts, my view preserves a strict conditional semantics according to which Antecedent Strengthening is valid, thereby capturing the data that have motivated other strict conditional theorists. By adopting the right account of the pragmatics of counterfactuals, we can endorse a strict conditional semantics and still straightforwardly capture the full range of our intuitive judgments, including probabilistic judgments about counterfactuals.

    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Luca Incurvati at .
  • 8 February 2023, LLAMA seminar, Lingyuan Ye

    Date & Time: Wednesday 8 February 2023, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Lingyuan Ye (ILLC)
    Title: Towards Functorial Model Theory
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-ye-2023 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • (Updated) 9 February 2023, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Erman Acar

    Date & Time: Thursday 9 February 2023, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Erman Acar (ILLC & IvI, University of Amsterdam)
    Title: A Canvas on Integrating Learning & Reasoning
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
  • (Updated) 10 February 2023, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Takanobu Nakamura

    Date & Time: Friday 10 February 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Takanobu Nakamura
    Title: A dynamic homogeneity approach to cumulative dependencies
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 14 February 2023, Site Visit by Faculty Boards

    Date & Time: Tuesday 14 February 2023, 16:00

    On the 14th of February the boards of the faculties of FNWI and FGw will visit the ILLC.

    For more information, contact .
  • 16 February 2023, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Mayesha Tasnim

    Date & Time: Thursday 16 February 2023, 15:00
    Speaker: Mayesha Tasnim
    Title: Combinatorial Optimization in School Allocation and the Impact of Strategic Manipulation of Preferences
    Location: Room L3.33, Lab42, Science Park 900, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • (New) 16 February 2023, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jos Baeten

    Date & Time: Thursday 16 February 2023, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Jos Baeten (CWI)
    Title: Pushdown Automata and Context-Free Grammars in Bisimulation Semantics
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15 in Science Park 107 and online
  • 17 February 2023, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting

    Date & Time: Friday 17 February 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common Room, Science Park 107, 1098 XG, Amsterdam

    As in previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and/or the Master of Logic programme. We will also use this opportunity to welcome new members of staff and to provide you with an update about upcoming and other plans.

    The current affairs meeting will be followed by drinks in the common room.

    For more information, contact .
  • (Updated) 17 February 2023, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Tamar Johnson

    Date & Time: Friday 17 February 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Tamar Johnson
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 22 February 2023, LLAMA seminar, Fan Yang

    Date & Time: Wednesday 22 February 2023, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Fan Yang (Utrecht University)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-yang-2023 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 23 February 2023, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Søren Knudstorp

    Date & Time: Thursday 23 February 2023, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Søren Knudstorp (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
  • 24 February 2023, DIP Colloquium, Michael Wagner

    Date & Time: Friday 24 February 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Michael Wagner (McGill)
    Location: Online
  • 10 March 2023, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Tom Roberts & Deniz Özyıldız

    Date & Time: Friday 10 March 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Tom Roberts & Deniz Özyıldız (Konstanz)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 10 March 2023, LLAMA seminar, Lev Beklemishev

    Date & Time: Friday 10 March 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Lev Beklemishev (ILLC)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
  • 17 March 2023, DIP Colloquium, Daniel Hoek

    Date & Time: Friday 17 March 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Daniel Hoek (Virginia Tech)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
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    27 - 28 March 2023, 1st Amsterdam/Saint-Etienne Workshop on Social Choice

    Date & Time: 27 - 28 March 2023, 19:00
    Location: De Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, Amsterdam
    Costs: free
    Deadline: Monday 13 March 2023

    We invite everyone working in the area of social choice to join us on 27-28 March 2023 in Amsterdam for the 1st Amsterdam/Saint-Etienne Workshop on Social Choice.

    Local colleagues and students are very welcome to attend but are asked to register by the deadline indicated.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/amsterdam-saint-etienne-2023/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 29 March 2023, LLAMA seminar, Tiziano Dalmonte

    Date & Time: Wednesday 29 March 2023, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Tiziano Dalmonte (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-dalmonte-2023 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 14 April 2023, DIP Colloquium, Deniz Rudin

    Date & Time: Friday 14 April 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Deniz Rudin (USC)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 12 May 2023, DIP Colloquium, Bridget Copley

    Date & Time: Friday 12 May 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Bridget Copley (CNRS/Université Paris 8)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 26 May 2023, DIP Colloquium, Natasha Korotkova

    Date & Time: Friday 26 May 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Natasha Korotkova (Utrecht)
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 2 June 2023, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting

    Date & Time: Friday 2 June 2023, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common Room, Science Park 107, 1098 XG, Amsterdam

    As in previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and/or the Master of Logic programme. We will also use this opportunity to welcome new members of staff and to provide you with an update about upcoming and other plans.

    Because we will already organise drinks following the ILLC Colloquium in the week before the CAM on the 10th of June, this CAM will not be followed by the usual festivities.

    For more information, contact .

    For more information, contact .
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    17 - 21 July 2023, Summer School on Computational Social Choice

    Date & Time: 17 - 21 July 2023, 18:00
    Location: LAB42, Science Park 900, Amsterdam
    Costs: EUR 100
    Deadline: Friday 31 March 2023

    During the week of 17-21 July 2023, the ILLC will be hosting a Summer School on Computational Social Choice. The school is specifically intended for individuals pursuing a PhD in or related to social choice (not only of the computational variety). But others—from different fields or at different career stages—are also very welcome. The international team of lecturers is composed of leading figures in the field. They will be covering axiomatic, algorithmic, and behavioural aspects of social choice, discussing both foundations and applications. Besides a rich set of lectures, the programme will include a poster session and a number of social activities.

    Please note that registration is required by 31 March 2023.

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/comsoc-school-2023/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 31 July - 11 August 2023, 34th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2023), Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Date: 31 July - 11 August 2023
    Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Deadline: Friday 13 January 2023

    Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, where the school was virtual, it runs in a different European country each year. It takes place over two weeks in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both introductory and advanced levels, and attracts around 400 participants from all over the world.

    The main focus of ESSLLI is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited evening lectures.

    For more information, see https://2023.esslli.eu/ or contact Ivano Ciardelli at .
  • 18 - 22 September 2023, Fourteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language and Computation (TbiLLC 2023), Telavi, Georgia

    Date & Time: 18 - 22 September 2023, 18:00
    Location: Telavi, Georgia
    Deadline: Friday 17 March 2023

    The Fourteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation will be held 18-22 September 2023 in Telavi, located in the Kakheti region, Georgia, north-east of Tbilisi. The Symposium is organised by the TSU Razmadze Mathematical Institute, the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam.

    The programme will include the following tutorials and a series of invited lecturers:
    Tutorial speakers:
      - Language: Peter Sutton (UPF, Barcelona)
      - Logic & Computation: Frank Wolter (University of Liverpool)
    Invited speakers:
      - Language: Heather Burnett (CNRS-LLF, Paris), Stephanie Solt (ZAS, Berlin)
      - Logic & Computation: Balder ten Cate (University of Amsterdam), one more speaker to be confirmed
    There will be two workshops embedded in the conference programme:
     - "The Semantics of Hidden Meanings"
     - "Learning and Logic"

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2023/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .