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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Formal Truth Theories workshop, Warsaw

Cezary Cieslinski, with his awesome team, is organizing a workshop on formal theories of truth in Warsaw, to take place 28-30 September 2017. The invites include Dora Achourioti, Ali Enayat, Kentaro Fujimoto, Volker Halbach, Graham Leigh, and Albert Visser. Submission deadline for CFP is May 15. More details here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Assistant professorship in mathematical philosophy, University of Gdansk

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Assistant Professorship (“adiunkt” in Polish terminology) in the Chair of Logic, Philosophy of Science and Epistemology is available at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, University of Gdansk, Poland. The position is to start some time between  July 1 and September 1, 2017, for a fixed period of time with the possibility of extension. Decisions about the exact beginning date of the contract and the number of years will be made during the hiring process.

The successful candidate will be expected to do research in mathematical philosophy, teach about 230 hrs per academic year, apply for external research funding, participate in the research activities of the Chair, in the life of the department, and in the administrative work as necessary.

Candidates for Assistant Professorship are required to:
  • have a PhD in a discipline relevant to mathematical philosophy,
  • have relevant teaching experience,
  • have carried out research in mathematical philosophy, publishing in international journals in the field.
English speakers are not required to speak Polish.

Applications should be submitted in (both) paper and digital versions.
PAPER VERSIONS should be composed of:
  1. An application letter for employment to the Rector of the University of Gdansk, Professor Jerzy Piotr Gwizdała (this is just an open-format letter stating the intention)
  2. The application form obtained from the University of Gdansk webpage:
     http://ug.edu.pl/pracownicy/strony_jednostek/dzial_zarzadzania_kadrami
    (titled in Polish ‘Kwestionariusz osobowy dla osoby ubiegającej się o zatrudnienie JĘZYK ANGIELSKI’, the form itself is in English).
  3. Academic CV
  4. A covering letter describing in ca 1000 words the research plans for the next two years
  5. A copy of the PhD diploma.
Paper applications are to be sent by February 28, 2017 to:

Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdansk, Bazynskiego 4, 80-309 Gdansk, Poland. Telephone number (+48) 58-523-45-15
With a note on the envelope „Application for Assistant Professorship” (What matters is the sending date on the stamp, as long as the digital application reaches the department by February 28).

DIGITAL VERSIONS should be sent by email, in the form of a single PDF file named 
LAST NAME-FIRST NAME.PDF (e.g. URBANIAK-RAFAL.PDF). 
Each digital application should be composed of the following parts (in the following order):
  1. Title page with name and contact data (including email address), listing also two referees who might be contacted with referee letter request (to be sent within two weeks from the request) if the application is shortlisted
  2. CV, including a publication list and describing relevant education and research experience
  3. A covering letter describing in ca 1000 words research plans for the next two years
  4. A sample paper, not related to the PhD thesis (if such a paper exists)
  5. PhD thesis
  6. Scanned version of the PhD diploma
Digital applications are to be sent also by February 28, 2017 to: ifis@univ.gda.pl

TIMELINE
  • Application deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Shortlisting decisions: March 8, 2017
  • Potential Skype interviews: March 20-30, 2017
  • Decision: April 28, 2017

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Applications should be made in Polish or English. Incomplete applications will be rejected without further notice. 
The decision will be made within two months from the application deadline.
The decision is final with no right to appeal. 
The University doesn’t provide housing. 
The University reserves the right to close the hiring process without selecting a candidate. Candidates whose applications have been rejected will be informed.

Further information about the University of Gdansk can be obtained at:
Further information about Gdansk can be obtained at:

For informal inquiries, please contact prof. dr hab. Rafal Urbaniak at rfl.urbaniak@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Call for submissions: PhDs in Logic IX, Bochum, 2nd - 4th May 2017

PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes contributions to various topics in mathematical logic, philosophical logic, and logic in computer science. It involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short (20 minutes) presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research.
We are happy to announce that the ninth edition of PhDs in Logic will take place at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, during 2nd - 4th May 2017.

Confirmed tutorial speakers are :
Petr Cintula (Czech Academy of Sciences)
María Manzano (University of Salamanca)
João Marcos (University of Natal)
Gabriella Pigozzi (Paris Dauphine University)
Christian Straßer (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr-University Bochum)

Abstract submission:
PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs in logic from disciplines, that include but are not limited to philosophy, mathematics and computer science are invited to submit an extended abstract on their research. Submitted abstracts should be between 2 and 3 pages, including the relevant references. Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed by the scientific committee. Accepted abstracts will be presented by their authors in a 20-minute presentation during the conference. The deadline for abstract submission is 2nd February 2017. Please submit your blinded abstract via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=phdsinlogic9

For more information please see:
http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/phdsinlogicix

Local organisers:
Christopher Badura, AnneMarie Borg, Jesse Heyninck and Daniel Skurt

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Entia et Nomina 2017 CFP

The “Entia et Nomina” series features English language workshops for researchers in formally oriented philosophy, in particular in logic, philosophy of science, formal epistemology and philosophy of language. The aim of the workshop is to foster cooperation among philosophers with a formal bent. Previous editions took place at Gdansk University, Ghent University (as part of the Trends in Logic series), Jagiellonian University, and Warsaw University. The sixth conference in the series will take place in Palolem, Goa, India, on 29 January - 5 February 2017. Invited speakers confirmed so far include:

Krzysztof Posłajko (Jagiellonian University)
Katarzyna Kijania-Placek (Jagiellonian University)
Tomasz Placek (Jagiellonian University)
Nina Gierasimczuk (Danish Technical University)
Cezary Cieślinski (Warsaw University)
Marcello Dibello (City University of New York)


Authors of contributed papers are requested to submit short (up to 2 normalized pages) and extended (up to 6 pages) abstracts, prepared for blind-review, in PDF format, by 30.10.2016. Decisions about acceptance will be communicated by 20.11.2016.

Authors of accepted papers will have 40 minutes to present their work. Each paper will be followed by a 10 minute commentary prepared beforehand by another participant. Accepted participants might also be asked to comment on at least one talk. Commentaries will be followed by 10-15 minutes of discussion. Applications can be made also for the role of commentator only, in which case only a short CV is requested. We aim to make the short versions of accepted papers available to the participants ahead of the conference.

Please send your abstracts, questions and any inquiries to both Rafal Urbaniak and Juliusz Doboszewski .

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Entia et Nomina 2016 CFP

The “Entia et Nomina” series features English language workshops for young researchers in formally oriented philosophy, in particular in logic, philosophy of science, formal epistemology and philosophy of language. The aim of the workshop is to foster cooperation among young philosophers with a formal bent from various research groups. The fifth workshop in the series will take place from 5 to 9 September in Warsaw, Poland.
Invited speakers:
Authors of contributed papers are requested to submit extended abstracts of about 1000 words, prepared for blind-review (in pdf format), by July, the 30th, 2016, to entia2016@gmail.com. Authors of accepted papers will have 40 minutes to present their work. Each paper will be followed by a 10 minute commentary prepared beforehand by another participant. Accepted participants might also be asked to comment on at least one talk. Commentaries will be followed by 10-15 minutes of discussion. Applications can be made also for the role of commentator only. We aim to make the short versions of the accepted papers available to the participants ahead of the conference.
For more information, see the website: https://entiaetnomina2016.wordpress.com/


Local Organising Committee: Michał Tomasz Godziszewski (mtgodziszewski@gmail.com), Mateusz Łełyk, Tomasz Steifer, Antonio Matamoros Ochman

Sunday, April 24, 2016

CFA: WORKSHOP "ARGUMENT STRENGTH"

When: December 1-2, 2016
Where: Institute of Philosophy II, Ruhr-University Bochum


Description:
Arguments vary in strength. The strength of an argument is affected by e.g. the plausibility of its premises, the nature of the link between its premises and conclusion, and the prior acceptability of the conclusion.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, logic, and argumentation theory to discuss questions related to the strength of arguments. Such questions include:

-Which factors influence the strength of an argument?
-What are the pros and cons of different formal representations of argument strength?
-How to formally model qualifiers on the conclusions of arguments?
-How does argument strength propagate when inferences are chained?
-How do arguments accrue?
-Can weaker arguments defeat and/or defend stronger arguments?
-When do more specific arguments defeat more general arguments and vice versa?
-How do formal and informal approaches to argument strength relate?
-How do preferences assigned to premises influence the evaluation of arguments?

Keynote speakers:
Gerhard Brewka (University of Leipzig)
Gabriele Kern-Isberner (TU Dortmund)
Beishui Liao (Zhejiang University)
Henry Prakken (Utrecht University)

Leon Van Der Torre (University of Luxembourg)

Abstract submission:
Authors are invited to submit an abstract (500-1000 words) related to the above or any other questions on the topic of argument strength to argumentstrength2016@gmail.com by August 1, 2016.

Important dates:
submission deadline: August 1, 2016
notifications: September 1, 2016
workshop: December 1-2, 2016

Organizing committee:
Mathieu Beirlaen
AnneMarie Borg
Jesse Heyninck
Dunja Šešelja
Christian Straßer

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Emergence of Structuralism and Formalism (Conference)

There'll be an interesting conference on the emergence of structuralism and formalism in Prague (June 24-26). Submission deadline: April 30. Details here. Pity I can't make it.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Swamplandia 2016

Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science in Ghent organizes a workshop on the philosophical aspects of meta-arithmetical results. I've seen the tentative schedule and it's gonna be packed. Website coming up soon, meanwhile I posted CFP at the M-Phi blog, and prepared a Philevents site of the event.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Topological philosophy workshop in Warsaw

Bartłomiej Skowron (Warsaw Technical University) organizes a workshop on topological philosophy. The deadline is quite soon, but if you're around, it might be fun. I'm quoting the invite below.

Are you a student or a PhD student in philosophy/mathematics? Interested in formal philosophy, logical philosophy or mathematical philosophy? Do you also appreciate traditional ontological problems? Do you want to know the latest philosophical insights in topological philosophy? We invite you to participate in a 2-day graduate-level course on topological philosophy. The Graduate School on Topological Philosophy will be held 6-7 February 2016 in Warsaw (Poland). Classes will be conducted by eminent specialists: prof. Thomas Mormann (University of the Basque Country (Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain), prof. Achille Varzi (Columbia University in New York) and Dr. Roland Zarzycki (University of Wrocław, Poland). If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more, please contact Dr. Bartłomiej Skowron (bartlomiej.skowron(at)gmail.com). We accept applications until 20 January 2016. It is not required knowledge of the topology. During the course the basic concepts of topology will be introduced. More information:http://www.icfo.ans.pw.edu.pl/en/?page_id=548.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Entia et Nomina V report

Just a couple of days ago I returned from Entia et Nomina V, organized by Leszek Wroński, Jacek Wawer and Juliusz Doboszewski (with the generous support of Tomasz Placek's research grant and Jagiellonian University). I'm a bit of a control freak and this is the first time I let someone else run the show. Despite my initial fears, the organizers have done a wonderful job, probably much better than I would've done. So, big thanks to Leszek, Jacek, Juliusz and Tomasz! Here's a brief account of some of the talks (I'm only mentioning those which I feel not completely incompetent to say something about). The full schedule and links to abstract are available here:


 - Diderik Batens (University of Ghent) talked about adaptive naive set theory, where he used his inconsistency-adaptive logic over naive set theory to obtain an interesting non-trivial theory. My only worry was that he needed three different conditionals to accommodate our naive intuitions.

 - Joanna Luc (Jagiellonian University) used the framework of Belnap and Mueller's Case-Intensional First order Logic to provide a typology of properties that arises from the distinctions present in the system, and investigated whether in natural language we really talk about properties belonging to these types.

- Nina Gierasimczuk (Danish Technical University) discussed fascinating connections between the notion of learnability in the limit and topology.

- Balázs Gyenis (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) discussed the relation between finite Jeffrey and Bayesian conditioning, focusing on regaining the former by means of the latter.

- Pavel Janda (University of Bristol) extended the framework of credences in formal epistemology to Belnap's four-valued logic.

- Michał Godziszewski and Dariusz Kalociński (Warsaw University) discussed the computational complexity of Barwise-like sentences.

- Michał Sikorski (University of Tilburg) presented his modified probabilistic semantics for conditionals.

- Jonathan Payne (University of London) discussed generalizing chance-credence norms to continuous cases.

- Patryk Dziurosz-Serafinowski (University of Groningen) presented his resiliency defence of conditions put on chance by Bigelow et al.

- Michał Godziszewski and Leszek Wroński (University of Warsaw/Jagiellonian University) disproved Feintzeig's conjecture that every generalized probability space satisfying the subadditivity condition has a classical extension.

- Shay Logan (University of Minnesota) extended the Quinean framework of ontological commitment to the model-theoretic (rather than syntactic) account of scientific theories.

- Rafał Gruszczyński (Toruń University) discussed how one can obtain objects to go proxy for points in atomless mereology.

Overall, fun has been had. Stay tuned for the 2016 edition in Warsaw, to be organized by Michał Godziszewski and his colleagues!