Negation on the Australian Plan
Greg Restall (University of Melbourne)

September 22, 2017, 7:00am - 9:00am
Melbourne Logic Seminar, The University of Melbourne

Old Quad
Parkville 3010


Shawn Standefer
University of Melbourne

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Greg Restall (Melbourne) will present "Negation on the Australian Plan" at 11 in Old Quad G10.

Abstract:  In this talk, I explain the difference between Australian Plan semantics for negation – which treat negation as a kind of negative modality – and semantics based on the American Plan, which conceive of negation in terms of independent truth and falsity conditions. I will update the presentation of the Australian Plan (introduced in the 1970s in early days of the ternary relational semantics for relevant logics), in the light of more recent developments in logic, and defend this updated plan in the face of some recent criticisms due to Michael De and Hitoshi Omori, in their paper “There is More to Negation than Modality.” Along the way, I hope to draw out some insights into what we might want out of a representational semantics for a with a consequence relation.

This talk is based on joint work with Professor Franz Berto, from the University of Amsterdam.

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