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Inaugural Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic

May 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Royce Humanities Conference Room (314),

UCLA Philosophy is pleased to host the inaugural meeting of the Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic. The symposium is a meeting of international specialists on diverse traditions in the History of Logic. Each meeting of the symposium focuses on a specific topic central to logic, with the aim of offering a comparative picture of its treatment throughout history. This year’s topic is Validity throughout History.

Featured speakers are:

  • Guido Alt, University of Cologne, Germany: “A Colonial Scholastic Debate on Molinist Conditionals”
  • Lucas Angioni, University of Campinas, Brazil: “Aristotle on Imperfect Syllogisms”
  • Allan Bäck, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania: “Avicenna’s Material Conditions for Syllogistical Inferences”
  • Bianca Bosman, University of Groningen, Netherlands: “The Changing Grounds of Validity in Medieval Latin Logic as Illustrated by the Containment Criterion”
  • Adam Crager, UCLA: TBD
  • Manuel Dahlquist, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina: “Validity and Indexicality in Buridan’s Concept of Logical Consequence”
  • Brendon Gillon, McGill University, Canada: “Logic in Early Classical India: Reasoning without Semantic Ascent”
  • Oksana Goncharko, St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia: “The Identity Principle within the Second Iconoclastic Controversy”
  • Katerina Ierodiakonou, Université de Genève, Switzerland / National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece: “Byzantine Philosophers on Valid Arguments”
  • Lu Jiang, Sun Yat-sen University, China: “The Ground of Validity for Formal Consequences in Ockham’s Logic”
  • Spencer Johnston, University of Cambridge, England: “Validity of the Relational Syllogism in Medieval Logic”
  • Colin Guthrie King, Providence College: “Aristotle on Deduction in Context: the Topics and Posterior Analytics“
  • Marko Malink, New York University: “The Peripatetic Program in Categorical Logic: From Aristotle to Leibniz”
  • Ahmed Abdel Meguid, Syracuse University: “Validity and Temporal Modalities in Classical Arabic Logic: A Study and Translation of al-Qazwīnī al-Katibī’s (d. 1276) and Ismā‘īl al-Gelenbevī’s (d. 1791) Modal Systems”
  • Joshua Mendelsohn, University of Chicago: “The ‘Premises Only’ View of Syllogisms and Its Ramifications”
  • Jens Lemanski, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany: “Testing Validity with 17th century Euler-type and Phoebifer Axis Diagrams”
  • Parimal Patil, Harvard University: “Validity and the “Indian Syllogism”
  • Graham Priest, City University of New York: “Dialethic Validity”
  • Riccardo Strobino, Tufts University, and Christopher Martin, University of Auckland: TBD
  • Boaz Schuman, University of Toronto: “Validity in John Buridan’s Modal Logic”
  • Miroslava Trajkovski, University of Belgrade, Serbia: “The Origin of Semiotic Validity”
  • Justin Vlasits, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany: “The Stoic Syllogism through Two Tropics or, What Can You Do with a Valid, Unsound Argument?”
  • Anna Yermakova, Harvard University: “Non-Binary Logics of the Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Russian Empire”
  • Mikko Yrjönsuuri, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland: “Formally Valid and Other Types of Validity in Paul of Venice”
  • Behnam Zolghadr, University of Hamburg, Germany: “Against the Law of Non-contradiction; Between the East and the West”

More information to be announced soon.


May 26, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Royce Humanities Conference Room (314)