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International conference on "Carnap on Logic" (July 3 - 6, 2013)


Idea and Motivation

The conference is dedicated to a reevaluation of Carnap's work on logic and its philosophical applications. It will investigate different aspects of his contributions-from type theory and modal logic to inductive logic-and set them in context with his work in the philosophy of logic.


Wednesday, 03 July

Time Topic
17:00 - 18:30 Michael Friedman (Stanford University). From Intuition to Tolerance in Carnap's Philosophy of Mathematics
19:00 Conference Dinner - Georgenhof

Thursday, 04 July

Time Topic
09:00 Opening and Registration
09:30 Patricia Blanchette (University of Notre Dame). Applications and Content: Frege and Gödel on Mathematics as Syntax
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Steve Awodey (Carnegie-Mellon University). On the Invariance of Logical Truth
12:30 Diego L. Rosende (University of Buenos Aires). Carnap on Truth and Semantical Systems
13:15 Lunch Break
14:45 Richard Creath (Arizona State University). The Logical and the Analytic
16:00 Sean Morris (Metropolitan State University of Denver). Quine, Carnap and Russel on Truth by Convention
16:45 Coffee Break
17:15 Catarina Dutilh Noveas (University of Groningen). Two Conceptions of Formalization: Carnapian Explication and Formal Languages as Cognitive Artifacts
19:30 Editorial Board Meeting. Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap

Friday, 05 July

Time Topic
09:00 Florian Steinberger (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität). Limits of Tolerance? Carnap on the Normativity of Logic
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Erich Reck (UC Riverside). Logic in the 1930s: Model Theory and Type Theory
12:00 Iris Loeb (VU University Amsterdam). The Place of Carnap's Early Model Theory in the History of Logic
12:45 Lunch Break
14:30 Andre Carus (Hegeler Institute). Carnapian Rationality
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 Wolfgang Kienzler (Universität Jena). Carnap and Kant on the Nature of Logic

Saturday, 06 July

Time Topic
09:00 Richard Zach (University of Calgary). Carnap as a Logician
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Pierre Wagner (University Paris 1). Tarskian and Carnapian Semantics
12:00 Peter Olen (University of South Florida). Chasing Ghosts:Understanding Carnap's Pure Semantics
12:45 Lunch Break
14:30 Sebastian Lutz (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität). On Carnap on Empirical Significance


The conference is generously supported by the German Research Council (DFG), the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation through a Humboldt Professorship.