Call for papers
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Hegel and Effectual Reality: the Logic and its Realisations
HegeLab (Hegel Studies Lab, http://www.lett.unipmn.it/hegelab/), hosted by the Department of Humanities at the University of Eastern Piedmont in Vercelli (Italy), and supported by the Philosophy Research Initiative at the University of Western Sydney (Australia), invites submissions for its annual workshop, which will be held on Monday 15 December and Tuesday 16 December 2014 at the University of Eastern Piedmont (Università del Piemonte Orientale) in Vercelli (Italy).
Following the success of the 2013 Workshop, this second annual meeting focuses on the way in which the logical element (Das Logische), whose speculative exposition is included in the Science of Logic, achieves concreteness within Hegel’sRealphilosophie.
The keynote speaker will be Professor Alfredo Ferrarin. Professor Ferrarin worked for several years at Boston University, and he is now Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pisa (Italy). Among his numerous publications on Kant and Hegel, one should recall his monograph Hegel and Aristotle (Cambridge University Press, 2001; previous Italian version Hegel interprete di Aristotele, ETS, 1990).
We invite submissions for the workshop. We especially encourage papers that focus on the relation between the logic and its realization in the world, and on the internal tension (which goes through the entire system) generated by the relation between logical (and hence conceptual) speculation, and concrete (and hence interpretative) analysis. We welcome papers that specifically refer to the Science of Logic, as well as papers that focus on the relation between the logic and the different parts of the system: philosophy of nature and philosophy of spirit in its different articulations (especially history, art, religion, philosophy).
The submission must include:
(1) Title of the paper
(2) An abstract that does not exceed 600 words
(3) Author’s name
(4) Author’s academic position or student status
(5) Author’s institutional affiliation
(6) Email address
Abstracts can be in English, German, Italian or Spanish, and it will be possible to present the papers at the workshop in one of the mentioned languages.
Include all these information in the body of the email, as well as in an attached document in Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Txt Format (.rtf), or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf), to firstname.lastname@example.org. Label your attachment as follows: yourLastName_YourFirstName — for example, Hegel_Georg.doc.
Submission deadline: 1st November 2014.
Successful Authors will be informed by 14th November 2013.
We are pleased to announce the opening of a call for papers for the workshop Philosophy of Non-Classical Logics: Toward problems of paraconsistency & paracompleteness that will take place in Istanbul, on June 25th-30th, 2015.
The workshop is organized by Marcos Silva (Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil) and Ingolf Max (University of Leipzig, Germany).
The keynote speaker will be Graham Priest (CUNY).
Here the text of the call:
There is an ongoing philosophical and logical debate about motivations in accepting or rejecting the principle (law) of (non)contradiction and the principle (law) of excluded middle. A logic rejecting the principle of non-contradiction is called paraconsistent and a logic rejecting the principle of excluded middle is called paracomplete. If both principles are duals of each other we have some reason to reject both principles and get paranormal systems. But what does it really mean to reject a classical principle (law)? And what are the philosophical consequences for this refusal? In which sense would it still be possible to defend nowadays that there is just one true logic, if we have such a great diversity of logics?
Among the famous logical systems which are paraconsistent but not paracomplete are, for instance, the da Costa systems. Intuitionist logics are paracomplete but not paraconsistent. And a lot of systems of relevant logic are paraconsistent as well as paracomplete. To evaluate these systems’ philosophical relevance, we have to inter alia examine the logical form of their atomic formulas, the logical behavior of their negation, conjunction and disjunction as well as the properties of logical consequence relations. From a philosophical point of view it is very important to understand which elements are responsible for such deviations from classical logic. E.g., do we have only local reasons? In the case of Jaśkowski’s version of paraconsistent logic we have to change the conjunction. In the da Costa systems mainly negation is under attack. Or do we have global reasons like in systems of first degree entailments? (Belnap, Dunn, Priest). What is the position of paracomplete, intuitionist approaches (Brouwer, Heyting and their followers)?
This workshop shall represent a privileged platform to evaluate proposals for a more integrated and general approach to philosophical motivations and consequences in the emergence of non-classical logics.
Topics may include:
· logical monism & logical pluralism;
· philosophical motivations for creating non-classical logics (dialethism, anti-realism, relevantism etc.);
· local vs. global and formal vs. application-oriented reasons for paraconsistency and/or paracompleteness;
· non-explosiveness of logical consequence;
· trivialization strategies and classical logic;
· philosophy of contradiction and inconsistency (Hegel, Wittgenstein, Meinong, Heraclites, Indian Philosophy etc.);
· philosophy of constructivism (Poincaré, Brouwer, Heyting, Kolmogorov, Wittgenstein, Lorenzen, Dummett, Prawitz etc.);
· philosophical relations between paraconsistency and paracompleteness.
Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be sent via e-mail before November 15th 2014to: email@example.com
Notification of acceptance: December 1st 2014.
Intended day for our workshop: June 27th, 2015.
Please, see the links below for further information: