CFP: Call for papers - Mathematics, Logic and Language in Schopenhauer

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018

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Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the volume “Mathematics, Logic and Language in Schopenhauer” which will be published in the series Studies in Universal Logic (Springer)

Deadline for submission is: April 30, 2018.

The volume is motivated by the growing interest in Arthur Schopenhauer’s logic, mathematics and philosophy of language. Until a few years ago, it was hardly known that Schopenhauer was intensively concerned with mathematical evidence, logic diagrams, and problems of semantics. Both the focus on conceptual theories, hermeneutics, and Euler diagrams in Schopenhauer’s books and lectures (The Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, The World as Will and Representation, Philosophische Vorlesungen), as well as their link with modern research areas such as “proof without words movement” and diagrammatic reasoning have shown the currency of Schopenhauer’s ideas in recent years. Particularly his criticism of Euclid’s “mouse-trap proofs”, his question about the justification of deductive reasoning, as well as Schopenhauer’s relation to Wittgenstein’s theories of meaning are controversial in current research.

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Please send papers (pdf) along with an abstract of about 250 words by e-mail to the editor: [email protected]. We accept short papers (between 3 and 6 pages) as well as long papers (between 6 and 25 pages). A cover page with your title, full name, e-mail and institutional affiliation should be included.

Papers that would like to be considered for the volume should be submitted no later than April 30, 2018. All papers will sustain a thorough double-blind review process, followed by a rebuttal phase. The final document (in accordance with the formatting guidelines: should be prepared until June 10, 2018. The volume will be published in the second half of 2018.

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