Submitted by Richard Zach on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 3:09am
Submitted by Richard Zach on Sun, 04/13/2008 - 7:45pm
There's a very laudable enterprise: Blogging on Pseudoscience (at BPSDB.org) aggregates blog posts debunking or pointing out pseudo-scientific nonsense such as Intelligent Design. Lots of good stuff, PZ Meyers is part of it, etc. But, look at the logo they use:
Submitted by Richard Zach on Fri, 04/11/2008 - 2:10am
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Submitted by Richard Zach on Sat, 02/02/2008 - 5:19pm
Nice! Andrej Bauer has implemented the Hydra Game in a Java applet. The Hydra Game, like Goodstein sequences, is a way of coding ordinals ? ?0 ... hence they provide independence results from Peano Arithmetic. Andrej has all the deets. (A Java applet for Goodstein sequences is here.)
Submitted by Richard Zach on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 7:11pm
Submitted by Richard Zach on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 9:05am
John Burgess has a draft of a book on Philosophical Logic up on his website. It focusses on logics with direct philosophical relevance. It starts with temporal and modal logic, deals with conditional logics, "relevantistic" logics, and intuitionistic logic. It will be a relatively slim volume, but there's still a lot of interest in here: a nice little book.
Submitted by Richard Zach on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 8:10am
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CALL FOR PAPERS
31st International Wittgenstein Symposium 2008 on
Reduction and Elimination in Philosophy and the Sciences
Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, 10-16 August 2008
Submitted by Richard Zach on Wed, 12/05/2007 - 9:50pm
The ASL Newsletter came in the mail today, so if you're a member, you should be getting yours about now as well. For the first time in a long while, the election to the ASL council is contested. I'm not going to ask you to vote for me, but you should vote!
Submitted by Richard Zach on Wed, 12/05/2007 - 6:41pm
Submitted by Richard Zach on Mon, 12/03/2007 - 4:58pm
I'm on sabbatical next term, and am off to Europe in one week--and it looks like that's not a day too soon. Teaching modal logic and history of analytic this term was a lot of fun, but I look forward to getting writing done.
Submitted by Richard Zach on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 5:52pm
A year and a half ago, Andy Arana and I organized a session at the Pacific APA about logic and philosophy graduate education. One of the panelists was Ted Sider, who spoke about what kinds of logic he thought a philosophy grad student should know. He's been teaching a course on exactly that, i.e., a "logic literacy" course for philosophers. His notes for that course have morphed into a book draft, and the book will eventually come out with OUP.
Submitted by Richard Zach on Mon, 11/19/2007 - 6:26pm
Submitted by Richard Zach on Fri, 11/16/2007 - 6:21pm
Henry Kyburg, Professor of Philosophy and Computer Science at the University of Rochester and an eminent logician and formal epistemologist, passed away on October 30.