Call for Papers


Workshop at the 5th World Congress on Universal Logic
25-30 June 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
Workshop organized by: Juliette Lemaire (CNRS, Centre Léon Robin, 
France) & Amirouche Moktefi (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

Logic as a discipline is not characterized by a stable scope throughout 
its history. True enough, the historical influence of Aristotelian logic 
over the centuries is something of a common denominator in Western 
philosophy. But Aristotelian logic certainly was not alone (see stoic 
logic for instance), not to mention non-western logics. Even within the 
Aristotelian tradition there is significant variability. Furthermore, as 
is well known, in the 19th century logic as a discipline underwent a 
radical modification, with the development of mathematical logic. The 
current situation is of logic having strong connections with multiple 
disciplines - philosophy, mathematics, computer science, linguistics - 
which again illustrates its multifaceted nature.
The changing scope of logic through its history also has important 
philosophical implications: is there such a thing as the essence of 
logic, permeating all these different developments? Or is the unity of 
logic as a discipline an illusion? What can the study of the changing 
scope of logic through its history tell us about the nature of logic as 
such? What do the different languages used for logical inquiry - 
regimented natural languages, diagrams, logical formalisms - mean for 
the practices and results obtained?

This workshop will focus on both the diversity and the unity of logic 
through time. Topics may include:
- Historical analyses on what specific logicians or logic traditions 
considered to be the nature and scope of logic.
  - Historical analyses illustrating differences in scope and techniques 
with respect to the current conception of logic, but also suggesting 
points of contact and commonalities between these past traditions and 
current developments
  - Historical and philosophical discussions on the place of logic among 
the sciences and its applications/relations with other disciplines, now 
and then.
  - Discussions of the logical monism vs. logical pluralism issue in 
view of the historical diversity/unity of logic over time
- General philosophical reflections on what (if anything) the diversity 
of scope and practice in the history of logic can tell us about the 
nature of logic and the role of universal logic as such.

Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be sent via e-mail before*DECEMBER 
1ST, 2014* to:

[log in to unmask] [1]
[log in to unmask] [2]

  Notification of acceptance: December 15th, 2014
  More information on the congress is available at: [3]

[1] mailto:[log in to unmask]
[2] mailto:[log in to unmask]