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LINGUIST List 22.4743

Tue Nov 29 2011

Confs: Cognitive Science/Belgium

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        1.     Koen Roelandt , Logic Now and Then

Message 1: Logic Now and Then
Date: 28-Nov-2011
From: Koen Roelandt <koen.roelandthubrussel.be>
Subject: Logic Now and Then
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Logic Now and Then
Short Title: LNAT2

Date: 21-Dec-2011 - 22-Dec-2011
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contact: Adrienn Jánosi
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.crissp.be/events/lnat2/lnat2.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Meeting Description:

LNAT 2: Logic Diagrams – Their History and Reality in Language and Cognition

Both the graphical representation of logical relations (logical geometry) and the visual modelling of reasoning patterns (diagrammatic reasoning) find their origin in the Aristotelian Square of Opposition. Older proposals by Euler (1768), Venn (1880, 1881), Peirce (1898, 1933), Lewis Carroll (1896) and others regarding the visual modelling of reasoning patterns built on Aristotelian insights and have given rise to a great variety of modern visualisations of reasoning, including Conceptual Graphs (Sowa 1976), Formal Concept Analysis (Priss 2005, 2009) and Conceptual Structures (Sowa 1984). In modern times, further foundational work on the Square, its internal relations and its graphical representation has led to several modifications of the original representation. First, the Square was extended to a hexagon of logical relations by the addition of two further operators enriching the Aristotelian logic (Blanché 1966, Horn 1989). Then it was, in different ways, either reduced to a few relations (Löbner 1990) or expanded further into an octagon of logical relations (Wolenski 2008, Seuren 2010), and – from a less cognitively oriented and more strictly geometrical perspective – to polyhedral structures of opposition (Moretti 2009, Smessaert 2009), showing logical relations implicit in the Aristotelian Square. These developments have led to new insights, in particular regarding the position of the Square vis à vis the Hamiltonian triadic and modern Russellian predicate logic. They have also yielded interesting applications in linguistics, AI, modal logic, cognitive science and other related fields.

GIST (Ghent) and CRISSP (Brussels) are happy to present the second installment of Logic Now and Then (LNAT2). The theme of the conference is ‘Logic Diagrams – Their History and Reality in Language and Cognition’. LNAT2 will take place in Brussels (Belgium) from December 21 to December 22, 2011.

Invited Speakers:

Sebastian Loebner (Univ. of Düsseldorf, Germany)
Alessio Moretti (Nice, France)
Uta Priss (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)

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