Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology

In 2014, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University will hold a three-week summer school in logic and formal epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, economics, and other sciences.The goals are to introduce promising students to cross-disciplinary research early in their careers, and forge lasting links between the various disciplines. 

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 2 to Friday, June 20, 2014 on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Tuition and accommodations are free. 

Further information and instructions for applying can be found at:

Topics by week:

The Topology of Inquiry
Monday, June 2 to Friday, June 6
Instructor: Kevin T. Kelly

Causal and Statistical Inference
Monday, June 9 to Friday, June 13
Instructor: David Danks

Philosophy as Discovery
Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20
Instructor: Clark Glymour

Materials must be submitted to the Philosophy Department by March 14, 2014. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Teddy Seidenfeld (

Rudolf Haller, 1929-2014

Sad news from Fritz Stadler, director of the Institue Vienna Circle:

Mit großer Betroffenheit und tiefer Trauer haben wir heute vom Ableben von Univ.Prof. Rudolf Haller erfahren. Er war in der österreichischen Philosophie und Wissenschaft ein Pionier und eine außergewöhnliche Erscheinung. Seine gewinnende Persönlichkeit mit Expertise, Menschlichkeit, Offenheit und Humor war einzigartig. Das Institut Wiener Kreis verliert einen langjährigen Förderer und Mitstreiter – seit seiner Gründung den langjährigen Vorsitzenden des wissenschaftlichen Beirats. Ich persönlich beklage den Verlust eines unersetzlichen Mentors, Kollegen und Freundes. Seine letzten Lebensjahre waren von einer schweren Krankheit überschattet. Unser Mitgefühl gilt seiner Witwe und seinem Sohn. Rudolf Haller wird uns sehr fehlen und immer in Erinnerung bleiben. Ein Nachruf folgt.

With great sadness we have learnt of the passing of Prof. Rudolf Haller. He was a pioneer of Austrian philosophy and science and a singular presence. His winning personality, a combination of expertise, humanity, openness and sense of humor, was without equal.  The Institute Vienna Circle has lost a long-time supporter and colleague — he chaired the scientific advisory board since its inception.   I personally mourn the loss of an irreplaceable mentor, colleague, and friend.  His last years were darkened by severe illness.  Our condolences go out to his widow and his son.  Rudolf Haller will be missed and always remembered. An obituary will follow.

Wien, 18. Februar 2014 Fritz Stadler

Join the Association for Symbolic Logic — Now 50% Off!

If you’re reading this blog, you should probably be a member of the Association of Symbolic Logic — the venerable academic society for logic and its applications, the people who bring you the best journals in the field (The Journal, Bulletin, and Review of Symbolic Logic), the Perspectives and Lecture Notes in Logic book series, three logic conferences in North America and one in Europe every year, and travel stipends to these and other logic conferences for graduate students.  If you’re gainfully employed as a logician, please support the ASL by becoming a full member.

New members may now join at a special introductory rate for two years, at 50% off the regular fee.  Students, emeriti and unemployed get those 50% off always.