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Mini-Workshop at Boğaziçi on Logic and its Applications (30/09 – 01/10/2016)

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Talks will take place in TB130 at Boğaziçi  University. Everybody welcome.
Friday, September 30
13.45 – 14.00  Welcome
14.00 – 15.00  Hans van Ditmarsch: The Moore Sentence and the Fitch Paradox in Dynamic Epistemic Logic
15.00 – 16.00  Philippe Balbiani: An Introduction to Subset Space Logics
16.00 – 16.30  Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30  Aybüke Özgün: Justified Belief, Knowledge and the Topology of Evidence
17.30 – 18.30  Zafer Özdemir: Tableaux-based decision procedures for region based theories of space
19.30 –          Dinner
Saturday, October 1
10.00 – 11.00  Sebastian Speitel: Carnap-Categoricity and the Question of Logicality
11.00 – 12.00  Ahmet Çevik: Defining computability through the Church-Turing Thesis
12.00 – 14.00  Lunch and Coffee Break
14.00 – 15.00  Ali Karatay: Is Thales the first philosopher of mathematics?
15.00 – 16.00  Philippe Balbiani: Formal concept analysis: from formal contexts to modal logics and return
16.00 – 16.30  Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30  Hans van Ditmarsch: Epistemic Gossip Protocols
19.00 –          Dinner
Further details can be found here:
Organised by

  • Aybüke Özgün (LORIA, CNRS-University of Lorraine, France and ILLC, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm

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Kant Reading Group at Boğaziçi (Fall 2016)

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Ken Westphal and I will be continuing our Kant reading group at Boğaziçi this semester on Wednesdays from 5-7pm in TB365, starting on Wednesday, October 5th. Everyone welcome.

We will hold our first meeting of the semester, however, this coming TUESDAY (September 27th) from 5-7pm in TB130. In this meeting we will decide what to read in the coming semester (so, please come with suggestions). And, we will discuss the following article:

George, Rolf (1981). Kants Sensationism. Synthese 47 (2):229 – 255.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Melisa:  melisakurtcan@gmail.com

This reading group is part of the joint Boğaziçi -Southampton Newton-Katip Çelebi project AF140071 “Agency and Autonomy: Kant and the Normative Foundations of Republican Self-Government” run by Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi) and Sasha Mudd (Southampton) and by Lucas Thorpe’s Bogazici University BAP project 9320



Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 24, 2016 at 1:21 pm

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Philosophy/Cog-Sci Reading Group at Boğaziçi (Fall 2016)

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Our philosophy/cog-sci reading group will continue this semester on Mondays from 5-7pm in TB365. The topic for the start of the semester will be affordances. Everyone is welcome.

We will begin this coming Monday (26/09/2016) by discussing the following article:

Lorenzo Jamone, Emre Ugur, Angelo Cangelosi, Luciano Fadiga, Alexandre Bernardino, Justus Piater and Jose Santos-Victor, (2016) “Affordances in psychology, neuroscience and robotics: a survey” IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS, VOL. XX, NO. XX, XXXX.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to Elif at:  conceptsandbeliefs@gmail.com

This reading group is organised as part of Lucas Thorpe‘s TÜBİTAK project “Concepts and Beliefs: From Perception to Action” ( 114K348).


Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

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Two Talks at Boğaziçi by Özge Ekin Gün on the Philosophy of Maths and Kant. (22&23/09/2016)

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Two talks by Özge Ekin Gün (Freie Universität Berlin) at Boğaziçi this coming week:


Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 (3pm -5pm, TB130): 

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 (4pm-6pm, Venue TB130):

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Everyone welcome.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm

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