The Logic of Conceivability

LoC Seminar


2nd Semester 2019/2020

** Important Notice **

Due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus, we have decided to cancel all invited speakers of the LoC seminar for this semester and change the remaining sessions to online sessions. See the new schedule below and check the LoC-seminar emails for further information.

 

The LoC conference that is planned for this June is  also canceled. 

 

Unless otherwise noted, the LoC Seminar meets on Wednesdays, 10: 00-12: 00, in the Faculty Room, in the OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

  Material Presenter
Feb 12

Substructural negations as normal modal operators

Conditional Belief and Imaginative Episodes

NB. Double session: 10 am; 1 pm-3 pm

Heinrich Wansing

Chris Badura

Feb 26

Relative mathematical knowledge

Peter

Mar 10 

 

 

 

Mar 11

 

CANCELED! Default modal domains

NB. March 10, Tuesday, 

Time: 13.00-15.00, Location: Faculty room

 

CANCELED! Now we know what not to think

NB. Time: 16.00-17.30, Location: F1.15 @ ILLC

Jonathan Phillips
Mar 25

Bounded group reasoning and distributed knowledge

Anthi

Apr 8

Recent work on relevance and conditionals

Aybüke

Apr 22

Where's the logic in the Rationality Debate? 

Anthi

May 6

WiP: kinds and the epistemology of possibility

Tom

May 20

WiP: technical aspects of truthmaker semantics

Aybüke

June 3

Recent work on evidence and aboutness

Peter

June 17 

Recent work on the psychology of modality

Karolina
June 17-19  LoC conference  

1st Semester 2019/2020

The LoC Seminar meets on Wednesdays, 10: 00-12: 00, in the Faculty Room, in the OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

  Material Presenter
Sep 4

Towards a logical formalization of theory of Mind:

A study on False Belief Tasks

Anthi
Sep. 18

Embodied Constraints on Imagination

Tom
Sep 25

Probability, conditionals, and topic sensitivity

Aybüke & Franz
Oct 2

Stability: A novel interpretation of Fitch's entry

Levin
Oct. 16

Counterfactuals and imagery-based beliefs about possibility

Dominic Gregory

Nov. 14

Thursday

An Agency-based Approach to Modal Knowledge

NB: Joint LoC / LIRa session: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, F1.15 @ILLC

Barbara Vetter

Dec 4

WiP on kinds and the epistemology of possibility

Tom

Dec 11

Special event: Truthmaker Semantics Workshop

 

Dec 17

Tuesday

Indirect Evidence and the Easy Foreknowledge Puzzle

NB: changed time and venue: 16:00-18:00, F3.20 @ILLC

 Fabrizio Cariani

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

2nd Semester 2018/2019

The LoC Seminar meets on Wednesdays, 10-12am, in the Faculty Room, in the OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

  Material Presenter
23 Jan 

A Hyperintensional, Topic-Sensitive Indicative

Franz
6 Feb

Various notions of aboutness in the issue based theory of topics

Chris
20 Feb

Douven-Epistemology of Indicative Conditionals I - Ch. 2&3

Karolina
27 Feb

Voluntary Imagination: A Fine-grained Analysis

Ilaria
6 Mar

WiP: Truthmakers and Epistemic Logic

Peter 
20 Mar

Offline Belief and Belief in Conditionals

Margot Strohminger

03 April

WiP: Epistemology of Modality

Tom
10 April

Douven-Epistemology of Indicative Conditionals II - Ch. 4&5 

Peter
24 April

Abductive Conditionals as a Test Case for Inferentialism 

NB: changed time and venue: 16h30-18h00, F3.20@ILLC

Igor Douven
15 May

Exclusion and Necessity in 2C Semantics

Peter
29 May

Uncertainty About Evidence

Aybüke
26 June WiP: Asking empirical questions about counterpossibles Karolina
     
     

1st Semester 2018/2019

The LoC Seminar meets on Wednesdays, 2-4pm, in the Faculty Room, in the OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

  Material Presenter
Sept 05 

Discussing Machery's  Philosophy within its Proper Bounds

Peter & Tom
Sept. 19

Imagination as Simulation

Tom
Sept 26

Discussion on Simulation Theories

Karolina
Oct 03

The Cognitive Roots of Deduction  NB. Venue: F1.15 @ ILLC

Catarina Dutilh Novaes
Oct 17

WiP Logic of Imagination

Aybuke & Tom
Oct. 31

Vulcan Revisited: Is the F an F? NB. Venue: F1.15 @ ILLC

Bjorn Jespersen
Nov 14

Reasoning, Bayesianism, and Data

Karolina
Dec 5

Hyperintensional Belief Revision

Aybuke
Dec 12 Foundations of Two-component Semantics Peter
     

2nd Semester 2017/2018

The LoC Seminar meets on Wednesdays, 10-12am, in the Faculty Room, in the OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

  Material Presenter
17 Jan 

Relevant Logic

Franz
24 Jan

Between a conditional antecedent and its consistent

Karolina
07 Feb

Rethinking 'Thinking the Impossible'

Chris
08 Feb

Third European Non-Categorical Thinking Workshop

Various
21 Feb

Logics or Synonymy

Levin
21 Mar

Thought Experiments in Philosophy

Tom
04 April

Thinking about thinking: a balanced view to higher-order reasoning

Anthi
11 April

[CHANGED DATE!] STIT Logic

Ilaria
April 18 [CHANGED TIME / DATE: 12: 00-14: 00 Franz 'office] TBA Matteo Plebani
02 May

 Topological versus Relation Semantics for Epistemic Logics

Aybuke
16 May

TBA (CHANGED LOCATION: F1.15 ILLC SEMINAR ROOM !!)

Karolina
30 May Disjunctivism about Conceivability Martin
June 13 The Epistemology of Conditionals Peter
27 June TBA Katrin Schulz

 

 

1st Semester 2017/2018

The LoC Seminar meets on Wednesdays, 2-4pm, in the Faculteitskamer, in the OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

  Material Presenter
06 Sept 

Williamson - Counterpossibles

Tom
20 Sept

Chalmers: Propositions and Attitude Ascriptions & Gibbard - The Objects of Belief

Peter
04 Oct

WiP: Hawke - Gibbard's Cheap Trick [CHANGED TIME: 10:00 - 12:00]

Peter
18 Oct

Dynamic Epistemic Logic for Explicit and Implicit Beliefs 

Fernando
25 Oct

Cappelen - Why philosophers shouldn't do semantics

Manuel
01 Nov

Floridi - A Defence of Constructionism

Manuel
08 Nov

WiP: Schoonen - Meinongianism and Platonism in Theories of Intentionality

Tom
22 Nov

CHANGED TIME 10:00-12:00 WiP: Solaki - The Logic of Fast and Slow Thinking

Anthi
29 Nov  WiP: Berto & Hawke - Topic-sensitive variably strict operators I Peter & Franz
13 Dec

WiP: Berto & Hawke - Topic-sensitive variably strict operators II

Peter & Franz 

 

 

2nd Semester 2016/2017

The LoC Seminar meets on Wednesdays, 3-5pm, in the room of Franz Berto, in the OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

  Material Presenter
February 1

Presentation LoC project + WIP: Aboutness in Imagination

Franz Berto
February 15

Paper: A Dynamic Solution to the Problem of Logical Omniscience (Bjerring & Rasmussen)

Anthi Solaki
March 1

Paper: On Imagining, Supposing, and Conceiving (Balcerak Jackson)

Tom Schoonen
March 8

WIP: On the Structure of Hyperintensionality

Levin Hornischer
March 15

Paper: Two-Dimensional Semantics (Chalmers)

Tom Schoonen
March 29

No Seminar

No Seminar
11 April

Paper: Modal Epistemology (Van Inwagen) & VI's Modal Skepticism (Hawke)

Peter Hawke
26 April

Paper: Conceivability, imagination, and modal knowledge (Fiocco)

Tom Schoonen
May 10

WIP: Theories of Aboutness

Peter Hawke
24 May

Special session: Situations, Possible Worlds and Impossible Worlds

Special Guest: Ed Zalta

News

  • Jonathan Phillips


     

    [CANCELLED] Jonathan Phillips (Dartmouth) on Now we know what not to think

     

    LoC-DIP seminar session: Wednesday, March 11, 16:00- 17.30, at F1.15 @ ILLC

  • Heinrich Wansing and Christopher Badura


    Heinrich Wansing (Bochum) on Substructural negations as normal modal operators and 

    and Christopher Badura (Bochum) on Conditional Belief and Imaginative Episodes

     

    LoC seminar: Wednesday, February 12, 10:00-15:00, at OTM 141, Faculteitskamer. 

  • Talk by Fabrizio Cariani


    Fabrizio Cariani (Northwestern) on Indirect Evidence and the Easy Foreknowledge Puzzle. LoC seminar: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 16:00-18:00, at the ILLC.

  • Talk by Barbara Vetter (Berlin)


    Barbara Vetter on agency-based approach to modal knowledge. Joint LoC/LIRa session: Thu, November 14, 2019, 16.30-18.00 at the ILLC. 

  • Talk by Dominic Gregory (Sheffield)


    Dominic Gregory on counterfactuals and beliefs about possibility. LoC seminar: Wed, October 16, 2019, 10:00-12:00 in Oude Turfmarkt 141. 

  • Talk by Igor Douven (CNRS, Paris)


    Igor Douven on abductive conditionals and Inferentialism: LoC seminar: Wed, April 24, 2019, 16.30-18.00 at the ILLC.

  • Talk by Margot Strohminger (Oxford)


    Margot Strohminger on belief in conditionals: LoC seminar: Wed, March 20, 2019, 10 am-12am in  Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

  • Talk by Bjørn Jespersen (Utrecht)


    Bjørn Jespersen on Fregean semantics: LoC seminar: Wed, Oct 31, 2018, 2 pm-4pm at the ILLC
  • Talk by Catarina Dutilh Novaes


    Catarina Dutilh Novaes on deduction and cognition: LoC seminar: Wed, Oct 3, 2018, 2pm-4pm at the ILLC

  • Franz to St Andrews!


    LoC's PI Franz moves to St Andrews, but the LoC work continues as before.

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