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Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

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23-24 April 2009, Wallis: Logic and 17th-century Scientific Thought, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Date: 23-24 April 2009
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ten speakers will discuss the status of logic and its position within the intellectual context of the seventeenth century, taking as a starting-point a logic textbook written by John Wallis (1616-1703), founder member of the Royal Society and a prominent mathematician, linguist and musicologist. Topics of discussion include the views of the value of logic held by Hobbes, Locke, Arnauld and Leibniz, as well as the relations between logic and grammar, between logic and mathematics, and between logic and science.

An international symposium, organized by the Wallis Project, Oxford, in collaboration with ILLC, Amsterdam. For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/Wallis/

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