CFP: Bergen Workshop on Logical Evidence

Submission deadline: March 22, 2020

Conference date(s):
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020

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Conference Venue:

University of Bergen, University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway

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University of Bergen, 26th-27th May 2020

Deadline: 22nd March 2020

Confirmed speakers:

·      Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego)

·      Michael Devitt (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

Call for papers:

 We invite submissions for 45-minute presentations, with additional time for discussion, on the broad topic of logical evidence, addressing questions including, but not limited to:

·      Can logical claims be justified?

·      If so, what distinct types of evidence can be relied upon?

·      Are our logical beliefs default reasonable?

·      What role do intuitions and logical paradoxes play in dictating our choice of logic?

·      Can it be rational to rely upon empirical evidence to justify logical theories?

Submissions should take the form of anonymised 1,000-1,500 word abstracts, and be sent to [email protected] by the 22nd March. Contact details, including paper title, affiliation and email address, should be submitted as a separate PDF. All submissions will be blind refereed.

The workshop has no associated registration fee, but speakers will be required to fund their own travel and accommodation.

An early-career masterclass on logical epistemology will immediately follow the workshop, from the 28th-29th May, for which a separate call will appear.

Important Dates: 

·      Deadline for submissions: 22nd March 2020

·      Communication of acceptance: 29th March 2020

·      Deadline for registration: 24th April 2020

·      Workshop: 26th-27th May 2020

For any queries, contact Ben Martin ([email protected]).

The workshop is organised as part of the European Research Council Horizon2020-funded project The Unknown Science: Understanding the Epistemology of Logic through Practice.

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