Philosophy, Mathematics, Linguistics: Aspects of Interaction

International Interdisciplinary Conference and Workshop to be held on November 17-22, 2009

St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

Conference Description

On the occasion of World Philosophy Day in Russia proclaimed by UNESCO for 2009, the St. Petersburg Department of V.A. Steklov Mathematical Institute (PDMI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences announces the Conference Philosophy, Mathematics, Linguistics: Aspects of Interaction and the associated Workshop Existence, Nonexistence, and Numbers.

Organized in collaboration with Faculty of Philosophy of St. Petersburg State University, IHPST/Chaire d'Excellence "Ontological Structure and Semantics Structure", Arché-St.Andrews - the Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, and the CSMN - the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, the Conference will be held on November 19-22, and the pre-conference Workshop will be held on November 17, 18. Denoted together as PhML 2009, they are intended to provide a forum for presentation of current research, and to stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue between mathematicians, logicians, philosophers, computer scientists and linguists.

The organizational work and the preparation of the scientific program are being coordinated by the following International

Organizing Committee

  1. Herman Cappelen (Arché, University of St.Andrews),
  2. Edward Karavaev (St.Petersburg State University),
  3. Elena Lisanyuk (St.Petersburg State University),
  4. Anatoly Migounov (St.Petersburg State University),
  5. Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris), co-chair,
  6. Vladimir Orevkov (PDMI, St.Petersburg),
  7. Oleg Prosorov (PDMI, St.Petersburg), co-chair,
  8. Anatol Slissenko (University Paris 12),
  9. Sergei Soloviev (IRIT, Toulouse),
  10. Nikolai Vasiliev (PDMI, St.Petersburg),
  11. Maxim Vsemirnov (PDMI, St.Petersburg),
  12. Chiara Tabet (CSMN, IFIKK University of Oslo).

The conference will have several plenary sessions to present the latest researches. At present, there have been confirmed the following

Keynote Speakers

  1. Grigori Mints (Stanford University),
  2. Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris),
  3. Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center/Arché),
  4. Anatol Slissenko (University Paris 12),
  5. Stanislav Vassilyev (Institute of Control Sciences, RAS),
  6. Stephen Yablo (MIT),
  7. Elia Zardini (Arché, University of St.Andrews).

Each plenary talk is allotted 50 min, which includes 5 min for questions and discussion.

Apart from plenary sessions there will also be presentations organized into three sections:

  • Philosophical Insights into Logic and Mathematics;
  • Mathematical Models in the Study of Language, Mind and Brain;
  • Philosophy of Language and Problems of Semantics and Pragmatics.

Each section talk is allotted 25 min, which includes 5 min for questions and discussion.



Welcome to interdisciplinary dialogue!

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