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Second Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic: Existence and Nonexistence

Jun 20, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
Royce Hall 314 and Royce Hall 190,
June 20-23, 2023
Royce Hall 314 & 190 (and Zoom)
To register to attend (in-person and virtually): email panamhistoryoflogic@gmail.com

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Please join us on June 20 – 23, 2023 in Royce 314 and Royce 190 (and online) for the Second Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic.


Dates & Locations:

Tuesday, June 20th @ Royce Hall 314
Wednesday, June 21st @ Royce Hall 314
Thursday, June 22nd @ Royce Hall 314
Friday, June 23rd @ Royce Hall 190


The symposium brings together specialists from all over the world, and in any academic discipline, to share their research on any and all traditions in the history of logic, from the distant to the recent past, anywhere on the globe, and in all linguistic contexts. Each meeting will focus on a chosen general theme central to logic, with the aim of offering a comparative picture of that topic’s treatment throughout history. For information on the previous symposium, see: https://philosophy.ucla.edu/event/pan-american-symposium/


The theme for the 2023 symposium is “Existence and Nonexistence.” Topics include existential import, empty reference, logical and linguistic puzzles involving fictional / imaginary beings, modality and existence, vacuous inference, nominalism, quantification, negation, contradiction, and much more. We welcome approaches that draw connections between the logical and metaphysical treatments of these and related subjects.


This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Terence Parsons, who made groundbreaking contributions to the study of nonexistent objects and medieval logic. For a memorial notice, see: https://philosophy.ucla.edu/in-memoriam-terence-parsons/


The symposium will have a hybrid (in-person and online) format, with all presentations live streamed through Zoom.


Those who wish to attend (whether in person or online) should register in advance by emailing the organizers at panamhistoryoflogic@gmail.com. Zoom links will be made available to all registered participants shortly before the event.



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Jun 20, 2023
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Royce Hall 314 and Royce Hall 190


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