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11 November 2019, AUC Logic Lectures Series, Johan van Benthem

Speaker: Johan van Benthem (ILLC/UvA, Stanford, Tsingua)
Title: Logic and Information Flow
Date: Monday 11 November 2019
Time: 18:00-19:00
Location: AUC Common Room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

Abstract: Starting from logical patterns in inferences, we broaden our scope to other information-producing actions such as questions and observations. These, too, have valid patterns that can be described using techniques from modern logic. Finally, we discuss the foundational issue of two complementary perspectives on logic: as a description of laws about an unchanging reality, and as a provider of forms of rational social activity.

Reference: Johan van Benthem, 'Fanning the Flames of Reason', & Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde 5/16:1, 2015, 52–61.

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