CFP: Axiomatic vs Semantic Truth

Submission deadline: December 15, 2011

Conference date(s):
March 14, 2012 - March 16, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
München, Germany

Topic areas


The conference's topic is the comparison between the two main approaches to truth: axiomatic and semantic. Why go one way rather than the other? Do the two approaches exclude each other? Are there alternative approaches? In which categories fall the most important existing theories? Is there a deeper metaphysical distinction underlying the two approaches? Can revenge arguments give grounds for preferring one approach over another? Can philosophical reflection on other disciplines, such as logic and set-theory, help us understanding the nature, and the philosophical import, of the semantic/axiomatic divide?

We invite submissions for 35-40-minute presentations (with 25-20 additional minutes for discussion). Submissions should take the form of either a 1500 word abstract or a full paper of no more than 5000 words, with a 150-200 word abstract. Contact details - authors’ names, postal address, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address - should be given separately. Submissions should be sent by e-mail in an attached file in .pdf, .ps or.rtf format to [email protected]. Submitted papers will be blind refereed.

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 15, 2012. Communication of acceptance: January 15, 2012.

Unfortunately we will not be able to cover travel expenses, although we will try to cover the accommodation expenses of authors of accepted papers, depending on the success of our funding applications. There will be a maximum of 2 submissions accepted.

For questions or any other queries, you may write to [email protected].

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