19 de julio de 2017

CfP: Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic (23-24 June 2018)

Call for Papers:
Practices of Reading and Writing in Logic (Vichy, France, 23-24 June 2018)
A workshop within UNILOG ’18, The Sixth World Congress and School on Universal Logic

A great deal of the working logician’s job is: to write – and read. This holds in at least two senses:
First, to work a problem in logic, it is necessary to apply certain rules for transformation or deduction. In order to apply these rules correctly, you may produce inscriptions and watch a sequence of transformations of an initially given formula, i.e., you may write down the consecutive steps and eventually read off the result.
Secondly, communicating logical problems (and solutions) inevitably requires activities of writing for an audience, and most commonly producing at least some bits of prose. But participating in the ‘logical community’ will also require to work through writings of others. Hence activities of reading are necessary, too.
Moreover, the range of available input may depend on activities of selecting and systematizing contributions to logical research. Hence what there is for you to read may to a great extent depend not only on what has been written, but also on what – and how it – has been read by others.
The presently announced workshop aims at an account of logic as construed from logicians’ practices of writing and reading in both respects. Further interests are activities of commenting or reviewing, and of publishing and collecting. In order to take an interdisciplinary stance, the workshop will allow for a variety of approaches.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Dr. Volker Peckhaus (University of Paderborn), Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of Logic
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schlimm (McGill University Montreal; LMU Munich)
PD Dr. Matthias Wille (University of Paderborn)

Topics for contributions may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Questions of notation in logicians’ formalizations
  • Questions of literary style in logicians’ prose
  • Tools for collaborative research in logic
  • Bibliometrical research on logic publications
  • Bibliographies and catalogues of logical literature
  • The role(s) of logic journals
  • The role(s) of reviewing sections in logic journals
  • Translations of logical literature
  •  Logicians’ publishing activities
  • Logicians’ reviewing activities
  • Logicians’ perusal of public or research libraries
  • Logicians’ private libraries and collections
  • Correspondence among logicians
  • Correspondence among logicians and publishers

Contributed talks should not exceed 30 minutes including discussion.
To submit a contribution, please send a one-page abstract by September 15, 2017: annasoph@mail.uni-paderborn.de
For further information, also see the Unilog ’18 website: https://www.uni-log.org/vichy2018 and the workshop’s website within Unilog ’18 https://www.uni-log.org/start6.html