The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will meet on February 22nd from 4:15-6:15 (NY time) via Zoom for a talk by Graham Priest (CUNY).
Title: Substructural Solutions to the Semantic Paradoxes: a Dialetheic Perspective
Abstract: Over the last decade or so, a number of writers have argued for solutions to the paradoxes of semantic self-reference which proceed by dropping some of the structural rules of inference, most notably Cut and/or Contraction. In this paper, we will examine such accounts, with a particular eye on their relationship to more familiar dialetheic accounts.
The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will meet on February 8th from 4:15-6:15 (NY time) via Zoom for a talk by Patrick Girard (Auckland).
Title: Classical Counterpossibles
Abstract: We present four classical theories of counterpossibles that combine modalities and counterfactuals. Two theories are anti-vacuist and forbid vacuously true counterfactuals, two are quasi-vacuist and allow counterfactuals to be vacuously true when their antecedent is not only impossible, but also inconceivable. The theories vary on how they restrict the interaction of modalities and counterfactuals. We provide a logical cartography with precise acceptable boundaries, illustrating to what extent nonvacuism about counterpossibles can be reconciled with classical logic.
Note: this is joint work with Rohan French (UC Davis) and Dave Ripley (Monash).
The Logic and Metaphysics Workshop will be meeting on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 (NY time) entirely online. The provisional schedule is as follows:
Feb 1. No Meeting
Feb 8. Patrick Girard, Auckland
Feb 15. No Meeting
Feb 22. Graham Priest, CUNY
Mar 1. Shay Logan, Kansas State
Mar 8. Hitoshi Omori, Bochum
Mar 15. Eric Bayruns Garcia, CalState San Bernardino
Mar 22. Martin Pleitz, Münster
Mar 29. No Meeting
Apr 5. Federico Pailos, Buenos Aires
Apr 12. William Nava, NYU
Apr 19. Vincent A. Peluce, CUNY
Apr 26. Rohan French, UC Davis
May 3. Graziana Ciola, Radboud Nijmegen
May 10. Filippo Casati, Lehigh
May 17. No Meeting