The Logic of Conceivability

LoC Seminar


1st Semester 2020/2021

** Important Notice **

Due to concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to switch the format to online sessions. Standardly, we'll meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm (Amsterdam time) via Zoom. See the new schedule below and check the LoC-seminar emails for further information.

 

Unless otherwise noted, the LoC Seminar meets on Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm, in the Faculty Room, in the OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143.

 

Date Material Presenter
Sept 09 How we know what not to think Jonathan Phillips
Sept 16 Williamson - Suppose & Tell Aybüke
Sept 23 Williamson - Suppose & Tell Karolina
Oct 07 Questions in Action Daniel Hoek
Oct 21 Difference-making conditionals and the Relevant Ramsey Test    Hans Rott
Nov 04 Williamson - Suppose & Tell Peter
Nov 18 The Structure of Reasons: Subtraction and Partiality Federico Faroldi
Dec 02           Williamson - Suppose & Tell Franz

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. Standardly, we'll meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 1pm-3pm (Amsterdam time) via Zoom. 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, 1pm-3pm, 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

Apr 29

Suppositional Reasoning in Physics

Michela Massimi (Edinburgh)

May 6

WiP: kinds and the epistemology of possibility

Tom

May 20

WiP: Working memory, long-term memory, 
and framed agents

Aybüke & Franz

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


     LoC online seminar session on Wednesday, September 9: Jonathan Phillips (Dartmouth) on How we know what not to think

  • 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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