The Arthur Prior Centenary Conference will be held at Balliol College, Oxford, on 21–22 August 2014, to celebrate the work of Arthur Norman Prior (1914-1969). Prior was a Fellow of Balliol and famous for his contributions to logic, ethics and metaphysics, but most of all he is known as the founder and principal inventor of modern symbolic temporal logic; for more details, see the conference website.
The two-day conference will concentrate on logical, philosophical, mathematical and computational research concerned with, or inspired by, Prior’s work. Accepted papers will (with the final approval of Synthese) be published as a special issue of Synthese.
It is being held by the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen, and the Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, in partnership with Balliol College and the University of Oxford. The organisers are:
- Professor Dr Per Hasle, Director of the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (General Chair)
- Professor Dr Jack Copeland, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (New Zealand Chair)
- Professor Dr Peter Øhrstrøm, Aalborg University, Denmark (Program Chair)