A reader sent me email with the following interesting observations about the relative status of logic in Europe and the US (a propos Ken Taylor's remarks in the recent Jobs thread over at TAR and my post here): i'd like to offer the following observation about a difference that i see between logic in europe … Continue reading Logic in Europe and North America
Brian has already linked to this year's Berkeley/Austin Formal Epistemology workshop and the Pitt/CMU Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities. Here's a related event: CMSRA-IV will be held September 21-23 in Lisbon. The mission statement reads, in part, "The CMSRA workshops are designed to promote research of high-level cognitive reasoning that addresses both the logico-philosophical issues surrounding … Continue reading Computational Models of Scientific Reasoning & Applications IV
Jon Cohen has started That Logic Blog with a post on symmetry in propositional logic and connections to problems of automorphism of colored graphs. And I fully agree with his statement that "while many people may believe [propositional logic] to be a completely mined out and somewhat trivial area, this is not so." Especially if … Continue reading New Logic Blog
If you have a paper on cut elimination and are looking for a journal, how about Studia Logica? There's a special issue on cut elimination in preparation; call for papers here. Deadline March 31.
After a term in sunny SoCal, it's now back to Arctic temperatures and teaching. Today is day 1 of my philosophy of mathematics course, charmingly referred to by one student as "Death by Frege." And I'm not even making them read Grundgesetze! The reading list might be a little optimistic, but hey, who doesn't like … Continue reading Death by Frege
In his JfP Analysis 2004-05, Brian Weatherson notes an apparent dearth of logic job openings this season. I mentioned in the comments there, and previously here, that this season is actually pretty good for straight "AOS: Logic" jobs at top departments. Ken Taylor suggested that a dearth of logic jobs, combined with an apparent decline … Continue reading Logic and Philosophy IV