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2004
23 January 2004 Lecture

Non-normal Dialogics for a Wonderful World and More.

The aim of my talk is to offer a dialogical interpretation of non-normal modal logic which will suggest some explorations beyond the concept of non-normality. This interpretation will be connected to the discussion of two issues, one more philosophical and the second of a...

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16 January 2004 Lecture

Revolving around blood circulation

In this presentation, I deal with four issues related to Harvey’s quantitative argument. Firstly, I present (together with Dagmar Provijn) an account of the discovery process. Subsequently, I summarize my arguments to the effect that Harvey’s quantitative argument is a «...

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2003
15 December 2003 Lecture

Mechanisms. Productivity and Information.

The history of philosophy might well be rewritten by contrasting those metaphysicians and epistemologists who argued for some form of productive causation as contrasted with those who abjured such robust ontic commitments. In the former group belong Aristotle,...

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31 October 2003 Lecture

Transfinite Adaptive Proofs

A framework for studying minimally inconsistent models, called ACLuN2, was formulated by Diderik Batens D. [Inconsistency-adaptive logics. In: Logic at Work, Springer, 1999, pp.445-472]. The system ACLuN2 is a central example of what are known as adaptive logics: it is...

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25 April 2003 Lecture

Klassieke rekenkunde is zeer onnatuurlijk

Geïnspireerd door de discussie rond supertasks - opdrachten die uit een oneindig aantal stappen bestaan en waarbij de centrale vraag de vraag naar de eigenschappen van de eindtoestand is in functie van de voorgaande stappen - definieer ik een supertask waarbij elke stap een...

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26 March 2003 Lecture

Inconsistency-tolerant Description Logic. Part 1: Motivation and Basic Systems

Description logics are among the most prominent formalisms for knowledge representation. Many expressive but still decidable description logics have been investigated and implemented. Although there is some work on description logics using non-monotonic, many-valued, or...

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24 March 2003 Doctoral defense

Thinking through thought experiments

Doctoral Defense Tim De Mey, Promotor: Erik Weber
24 March 2003 Lecture

Kinds, Essences, and Projectibility

There are two common ways of elucidating the notion of a natural kind, one referring to micro-structure, the other referring to inductive projectibility. I argue that these are not just two ways of saying what natural kinds are, but that they yield two different conceptions...

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14 March 2003 Doctoral defense

Een pluralisme van verklaringen van acties

Doctoral Defense Robrecht Vanderbeeken, Promotor: Erik Weber
14 March 2003 to 15 March 2003 Lecture

Action Sustaining Intentions, Motor Control and the Role of Consciousness

A causal connection between an intention to F and intentionally F-ing (moving one's body in order to F) (Davidson 1963) not a sufficient condition for intentionally F-ing. The connection between the conceptual level of planning, intention-formation and means-end...

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