Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic (A workshop within UNILOG ’18)

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: annasoph@mail.uni-paderborn.de
Deadline: 20.10.2018
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Vichy, France
Datum: 23.06.2018
Ende: 24.06.2018 --:--

This workshop aims at an account of logic as construed from logicians’ practices of writing and reading. This includes questions on the history and philosophy of notation and of symbolic reasoning. Further interests are activities of commenting or reviewing, and of publishing and collecting.

The proposed approach is motivated by the observations that a great deal of the working logician’s job is to write and read. First, to work a problem in logic, it is necessary to apply certain rules for transformation or deduction. In order to apply these rules correctly, you may write down the consecutive steps by symbol inscriptions and eventually read off the result. Secondly, communicating logical problems requires activities of writing for an audience, and the results to be read by others. Moreover, what there is to be read depends not only on what has been written, but also on what – and how it – has been read by others.


Keynote speakers:

Prof. Dr. Volker Peckhaus (University of Paderborn), Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of Logic

Prof. Dr. Dirk Schlimm (McGill University Montreal / LMU Munich)

PD. Dr. Matthias Wille (University of Paderborn)

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