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2009
27 February 2009 Lecture

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6 February 2009 Lecture

Making the right exceptions

In nonmonotonic reasoning conflicts among defaults are ubiquitous. In this talk I will present a principled account to deal with them. I will do so in two ways: semantically, within a circumscriptive theory, and syntactically by supplying an algorithm for inheritance...

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2008
8 December 2008 Lecture

Embedding the 4 valued logic into a context of generalized probability

The topic of the talk concerns inference in the context of incomplete and inconsistent information (e.g., the WWW). I present a more flexible 4-valued framework than the so-called Dunn-Belnap 4-valued logic. After reviewing work on the 4-valued logic, I shall present work...

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21 November 2008 Lecture

Recent developments in IF logic

I will introduce languages of imperfect information (introduced by Hintikka and Sandu in 1989) and several competing approaches to model the dependence and independence of logical operators. I will also say something about the phenomenon of signalling and its applications...

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14 November 2008 Lecture

State, 'justice', scribal culture and mathematics in ancient Mesopotamia

The functioning of the modern state presupposes a variety of mathematical technologies – accounting, statistics, and much more. Mathematics, on its part, needs the institutions of the state (schools, universities, research institutions, etc.) to secure financing,...

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14 November 2008 Lecture

Disagreement and Consensus in Science

Judgment aggregation studies the aggregation of yes-no judgments of the members of a jury on logically interconnected propositions into a consistent collective judgment set. As the discursive dilemma shows, proposition-wise majority voting will not in general lead to a...

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13 November 2008 Lecture

Baroque mindset and the new science: the dialectic of the seventeenth-century culture.

Baroque mindset and the new science: the dialectic of the seventeenth-century culture.
17 September 2008 Lecture

Infinite Regress Arguments

In his book Metaphysics, George Schlesinger claims that the so-called infinite regress argument is “one of the most versatile weapons in the armoury of the metaphysician” (1983: 218). He is right, first, because the argument is truly one that is frequently used; several of...

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1 September 2008 to 2 September 2008 Conference

Workshop and Young Researchers Day in Logic, History and Philosophy of Science

Workshop & Young Researchers Days in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science
8 July 2008 to 10 July 2008 Conference

Induction: Historical and Contemporary Approaches - 5th Ghentian Conference in the Philosophy of Science

Induction: Historical and Contemporary Approaches - 5th Ghentian Conference in the Philosophy of Science

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