Colloquia Archive

Spring 2022

11 Feb
Julian Schlöder
Neo-Pragmatist Truth and Supervaluationism
Abstract | Video
18 Feb
Teresa Kouri Kissel
Cooperation and Determining When Merely Verbal Disputes are Worthwhile
Abstract | Video
11 Mar
Yimei Xiang
Relativized Exhaustivity: Mention-Some and Uniqueness
Abstract | Video
25 Mar
Andreas Kapsner
Superconnexivity Reconsidered (joint work with Hitoshi Omori)
Abstract | Video
1 Apr
Niels Skovgaard-Olsen
Norm Conflicts and Epistemic Modals
Abstract
22 Apr
Christopher Porter
Revisiting Chaitin’s Incompleteness Theorem
Abstract | Video

Fall 2021

10 Sept
Rashed Ahmad
A Recipe for Paradox (A Better Schema than the Inclosure Schema)
Abstract | Video
1 Oct
Dilip Ninan
An Expressivist Theory of Taste Predicates
Abstract | Handout | Video
14–15 Oct
Point of interest: Logic Supergroup Early Career Researcher workshop, co-organized by the UConn Logic Group, featuring a talk by our very own Rashed Ahmad!
3 Nov
Point of interest: Shay Logan & Marcus Rossberg give a Philosophy Brown Bag on A Fine Semantics for Relevant Second-Order Logic at 12:15 pm
5 Nov
Sarah Murray
The Logic of Speech Acts: Sentential Force vs Utterance Force
Abstract
12 Nov
Richard Zach
Semantics of First-order Logic: The Early Years
Abstract
19 Nov
3 Dec
Damian Szmuc
On sequent calculi for Classical Logic where Cut is admissible
Abstract | Video
3 Dec
Point of interest: former Logic Group member Kathryn Davidson is giving a talk in the UConn Linguistics Colloquium at 4:00 pm
10 Dec
Salvatore Florio Stewart Shapiro Eric Snyder
Definitional equivalence and plural logic
Abstract

Spring 2021

19 Feb
Ehtibar Dzhafarov
Contextual analysis, epistemic probabilities, and paradoxes
Abstract | Video
26 Feb
Paolo Mancosu
The company you keep: Some recent results on neo-logicism and abstraction principles
Abstract | Video
12 Mar
19 Mar
Edi Pavlović
A More Unified Approach to Free Logics
Abstract | Video
2 Apr
Larry Moss
Logic Done as if Inference in Language Mattered
Abstract | Video
9 Apr
Floris Roelofsen
Interacting alternatives: referential indeterminacy and questions
Abstract | Video
16 Apr
Paola D’Aquino
Algebraic Constructions In Models Of Peano Arithmetic And Its Weak Fragments
Annual Logic Lecture | Video
23 Apr
Ulf Hlobil
Bilateralist Truth-Maker Semantics for ST, TS, LP, K3, ...
Abstract | Video
30 Apr
Bjørn Jespersen
Impossibility without impossibilia
Abstract | Video
7 May
Alessandro Zucchi
Minimal change theories of conditionals, the import-export law, and modus ponens
Abstract | Video

Fall 2020

11 Sep
Sara Uckelman
What Problem Did Ladd-Franklin (Think She) Solve(d)?
Abstract | Video
2 Oct
Lenore Blum
What Can Theoretical Computer Science Contribute to the Discussion of Consciousness?
Abstract | Video
9 Oct
Sam Sanders
Brouwer, Plato, and classification
Abstract | Slides | Video
23 Oct
Tyler Markkanen
Computing Perfect Matchings in Graphs
Abstract | Video
30 Oct
Ethan Brauer, Øystein Linnebo, Stewart Shapiro
Divergent potentialism: A modal analysis with an application to choice sequences
Abstract | Video
13 Nov
Sandra Villata
Intermediate grammaticality
Abstract | Video
4 Dec
Nadine Theiler
An Epistemic Bridge for Presupposition Projection in Questions

Spring 2020

24 Jan
David Ripley
Core Type Theory
Abstract | Video
7 Feb
Eileen Nutting
Ordering Anything: Rejiggering Linnebo’s Ordinal Abstraction
Abstract | Video
21 Feb
Éno Agolli
Logical Nihilism
Abstract
13 Mar
Ehtibar Dzhafarov
Contextual analysis, epistemic probabilities, and paradoxes POSTPONED due to COVID-19 Abstract
27 Mar
Paul McNamara
POSTPONED due to COVID-19 
10 Apr
Tyler Markkanen
POSTPONED due to COVID-19 
17 Apr
Florian Steinberger
POSTPONED due to COVID-19 
24 Apr
Toby Meadows
POSTPONED  due to COVID-19  C-ALPHA Exchange Speaker
1–3 May
POSTPONED due to COVID-19  — Abstractionism 2 conference; keynote speaker: Crispin Wright; Call for Paper here.

Fall 2019

13 Sep
Ole T. Hjortland, Ben Martin
Anti-Exceptionalism and Explanations in Logic
Abstract | Video
27 Sep
Luca Tranchini
Proof-theoretic Harmony: intensional aspects from a second-order perspective
Abstract | Video
4 Oct
Ellen Lehet
The Explanatory Value of Category Theory
Abstract | Video
11 Oct
Ethan Brauer
A Modal Theory of Free Choice Sequences
Abstract | Video
25 Oct
Point of Interest: Philip A. Ebert speaks in the UConn History of Analytic Philosophy Workshop on Frege (1:30pm, HISR) Video
25 Oct
Peter Pagin
Indexicals, Time, and Compositionality
Abstract | Video
7 Nov
Point of Interest: Sean Morris speaks in the UConn History of Analytic Philosophy Workshop on Carnap and Quine (4:00pm, Manchester Hall 227)
8 Nov
Pauline Jacobson
Variable Free Semantics: Putting competition effects where they belong Abstract | Video
15 Nov
Steven Dalglish
How to Deal with Semantic Paradox (Hint: Accept Defeat)
Abstract | Video
22 Nov
Martin Pleitz
A Dynamic Solution to the Liar Paradox
Abstract

Spring 2019

1 Feb
Shay Logan
Logic is Contractionless and Relevant, but Logic is (Accidentally) Contractionless and Relevant: An Introduction to Deep Fried Logic
Abstract
29 Mar
Benedict Eastaugh
Recursive counterexamples and the foundational standpoint
Abstract | Video
5 Apr
Marianna Antonutti Marfori
De Re and De Dicto Knowledge of Mathematical Statements
Abstract
12 Apr
Branden Fitelson
How to model the probabilities of conditionals
Abstract | Video
26 Apr
Adrian Brasoveanu
Computational Cognitive Modeling for Syntax and Semantics
Abstract
1 May
Sara Negri
A three-fold method for non-classical logics
Annual Logic Lecture | Video
2 May
Sara Negri
Unveiling the constructive core of classical theories: A contribution to 90 years of Glivenko's theorem
Abstract | Video

Fall 2018

14 Sep
Sandra María López Velasco
Routley-Meyer relational semantics for some variants of Brady's 4-valued matrix
Abstract
28 Sep
Yael Sharvit
Temporal reference in non-specific indefinites
Abstract
12 Oct
Sandra María López Velasco
Routley-Meyer relational semantics for some variants of Brady's 4-valued matrix, part 2
Abstract
9 Nov
Sabrina Ouazzani
How to compute with an infinite time Turing machine?
Abstract | Video
10–11 Nov
Point of interest: Frege Workshop.
12 Nov
Point of interest: Roy T. Cook (Minnesota) speaks on Indeterminacy and Intuitionistic Logic in the Philosophy Department.
16 Nov
Andrew Tedder
Residuals and Conjugates in Positive Substructural Logics
Abstract
7 Dec
Scott AnderBois
At-issueness in direct quotation: the case of Mayan quotatives
Abstract

Spring 2018

26 Jan
Joshua Knobe
Moral Disagreement and Moral Semantics
Abstract | Video
2 Feb
Thomas Ferguson
The Strict-Tolerant Interpretation of the Weak Kleene Matrices
Abstract
14 Feb
Point of interest: Rochelle Gutiérrez speaks in the Mathematics Education Seminar. Poster.
16 Feb
Andrew Tedder
Saving Truth for Intuitionists
Abstract | Video
23 Feb
Reed Solomon
Ultraproducts and saturation
Abstract
2 Mar
Maryanthe Malliaris
Model theory and ultraproducts Annual Logic Lecture
23 Mar
Craige Roberts
Character assassination: de se semantics for indexicals
Abstract | Video
30 Mar
Greg Scontras
The pragmatics of truth-value judgments
C-ALPHA Exchange Speaker | Abstract | Video
13 Apr
Eric Carter
Explanative interpretation in discursive context
18 Apr
Point of interest: Greg Restall speaks in the Philosophy Department. More info.
27 Apr
Joe Buffington
The syntax and semantics of contractual offers
Abstract | Video
18–20 May
Point of interest: Society for Exact Philosophy Annual Meeting at UConn.
Videos of keynote talks: Joan Rand Moschovakis | Elaine Landry | Craige Roberts

Fall 2017

8 Sep
Jos Tellings
Counterfactuality and causal structure
Abstract | Video
21 Sep
Point of interest: Natasha Dobrinen gives the Mathematics Department Colloquium, part of the UConn Special Semester in Logic.
22 Sep
Jessica Rett
Explaining 'EARLIEST' Abstract | Video
5 Oct
Point of interest: Barbara Csima gives the Mathematics Department Colloquium, part of the UConn Special Semester in Logic.
6 Oct
Emar Maier
Eventive vs. Evidential Speech Reports Abstract
10 Oct
Point of interest: Martin Davis gives University Public Lecture, part of the UConn Special Semester in Logic.
12 Oct
Point of interest: Martin Davis gives the Mathematics Department Colloquium, part of the UConn Special Semester in Logic.
13 Oct
Martin Davis
Pragmatic Platonism
Abstract
19 Oct
Point of interest: Julia Knight gives the Mathematics Department Colloquium, part of the UConn Special Semester in Logic.
26 Oct
Point of interest: Antonio Montalbán gives the Mathematics Department Colloquium, part of the UConn Special Semester in Logic.
27 Oct
Erik Stei
Rivalry between logics from a pluralist perspective
Abstract
3 Nov
Ed Mares
Theories of Entailment
Abstract
9 Nov
Point of interest: Theodore Slaman gives the Mathematics Department Colloquium, part of the UConn Special Semester in Logic.
17 Nov
Una Stojnić
The Logic and Grammar of Prominence
Abstract
17 Nov
Point of interest: Janice Dowell gives Philosophy Department Colloquium (4pm, FS 216).

Spring 2017

27 Jan
Stewart Shapiro
Computing with numbers and other non-syntactic things: de re knowledge of abstract objects
Abstract
10 Feb
Shay Logan
Noes and Nots
Abstract
17 Feb
Linda Brown Westrick
Computable reducibility and the Baire hierarchy of functions
Abstract
24 Feb
Melissa Fusco
Modality and Classical Logic
Abstract
23–24 Mar
Point of interest: IBACS Meet & Speak
24 Mar
Sean Walsh
Realizability Semantics for Quantified Modal Logic
Abstract | C-ALPHA Exchange Speaker
29–30 Mar
Point of interest: OSU/UConn Logic Group Workshop on Contextual Truth (at Ohio State University)
31 Mar
Manfred Krifka
Conditional Assertions in Commitment Space Semantics
Annual Logic Lecture
4–6 Apr
21 Apr
Thomas Graf
Fragments of First-Order Logic for Linguistic Structures
Abstract
28 Apr
Noah Schweber
Generalizing Computability Theory
Abstract

Fall 2016

2 Sep
Dan Lassiter
Learning from and embedding probabilistic language
Abstract | Video
9 Sep
Paolo Santorio
Reasoning and Consequence for Indicative Conditionals
Abstract | Video
7 Oct
UConn Logic Group Meet and Greet
21 Oct
Jeff Hirst
Counting uses of a theorem
Abstract | Video
4 Nov
Akihiro Kanamori
Gödel vis-à-vis Russell: Logic and Set Theory
Video
4 Nov
Juliet Floyd
Gödel vis-à-vis Russell: Philosophy
Video
18 Nov
Jeremy Heiss
Why Did Geometers Stop Using Diagrams?
C-ALPHA Exchange Speaker Abstract

Spring 2016

12 Feb
Point of interest: Matthias Aschenbrenner gives Department of Mathematics Colloquium
19 Feb
Jacob Archambault
The development of the distinction between formal and material consequence in medieval logic
Abstract | Video
26 Feb
Eric Astor
Density, Intrinsic Density, and “Usually Solvable” Problems
4 Mar
Parasara Duggirala
Logic and Program Verification
Abstract | Video
11 Mar
Alberto Marcone
The logic of the reverse mathematics zoo
22 Mar
Tim Williamson
Objective possibilities
Abstract | Video
23 Mar
Tim Williamson
Alternative logics and abductive methodology
Abstract | Video
24 Mar
Tim Williamson
What if the impossible happened? Annual Logic Lecture | Video
1 Apr
Norbert Gratzl
Single Conclusions Rock, Take 2
Video
15 Apr
Whit Tabor
Stable, fractal-based processing of complex languages
Abstract | Video
22 Apr
Jon Gajewski
The representation of degree in American Sign Language
Abstract
29 Apr
Lenore Blum
Turing and the Other Theory of Computing
CANCELED
3 May
Stewart Shapiro
Epistemic modals and mathematics (joint work with Craige Roberts)
4 May
Stewart Shapiro
Neo-logicism, structuralism, and Frege’s applications constraint
23–26 May

Fall 2015

18 Sep
Christopher Porter
Logical Approach to Randomness
Abstract
16 Oct
Chris Martens
Proofs as stories
23 Oct
Shay Logan
Logic, Truth, and Logic
Reading
6 Nov
Bruno Whittle
Size and Function
Abstract
13 Nov
Teresa Kouri
A New (Linguistic) Approach to Logical Pluralism
Abstract
4 Dec
Peter Klecha
On Unidirectionality in Precisification
Abstract

Spring 2015

23 Jan
Justin Khoo
Backtracking counterfactuals, revisited
Abstract
6 Feb
Francesca Boccuni
Reference and Invariance in Abstraction Principles
Abstract
13 Feb
Andrew Parisi
The Hypersequent Approach to Modal Logic
Abstract
20 Feb
Katalin Bimbo
Relational semantics for logics with thin sets of connectives
Abstract
27 Mar
Ezra Cook
Some Conditional (re)Solutions
Abstract
3 Apr
Stephen G. Simpson
Potential versus actual infinity: insights from reverse mathematics Annual Logic Lecture
10 Apr
17–19 Apr
Point of interest: Truth Pluralism and Logical Pluralism Conference in Department of Philosophy
24 Apr
Dorit Abusch
Dynamic Semantics for Picture Sequences
30 Apr
Stewart Shapiro
Conceptions of the continuum
1 May
Cleo Condoravdi
Factual detachment and speaker endorsement
Abstract

Fall 2014

5 Sep
Damir Dzhafarov
The Reverse Sorites
19 Sep
Fenner Tanswell
Informal Proofs and Formalisation
Abstract
10 Oct

Discussions about collaborative projects
17 Oct
Fenner Tanswell
Informal Proof and Mathematical Know-How
Abstract
24 Oct
Lucas Champollion
The common core of distributivity, aspect, and measurement
Abstract
7 Nov
Ilaria Frana
Epistemic biases in Polar Questions. The case of Italian "mica"
Abstract
5 Dec
Joel David Hamkins
An introduction to the theory of infinite games, with examples from infinite chess
Abstract

Spring 2014

31 Jan
Dave Ripley
Affine Logic
7 Feb
Francesco Paoli
Towards Multiset Consequence Relations
28 Feb
Jill Anderson
Law and Structural Semantic Ambiguity
14 Mar
Stefan Kaufmann
Conditionals, conditional probabilities, and conditionalization
28 Mar
11 Apr
Johanna Franklin
Approaches to randomness
Abstract
10 Apr
Point of interest: Denis Hirschfeldt gives Department of Mathematics Colloquium
14 Apr
Point of interest: Denis Hirschfeldt speaks in CT Logic Seminar
24 Apr
Point of interest: Stewart Shaprio and Gabriel Uzquiano speak on "Ineffability within the Limits of Abstraction" in Marcus Rossberg's Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar (9:30-12:30 in the Basement Lounge of Manchester Hall).
25 Apr
Marcus Rossberg
Abstractionism/Neologicism: Intro

Fall 2013

6 Sep
Jc Beall
Basics of LP set theory
27 Sep
Point of interest: Paraconsistent Set Theory work group (Reading)
30 Sep
Point of interest: Sam Baron talk in Philosophy (12:15-1:15pm, Manchester 227)
4 Oct
Point of interest: Paraconsistent Set Theory work group
11 Oct
Point of interest: Paraconsistent Set Theory work group
18 Oct
Point of interest: Paraconsistent Set Theory work group
18 Oct
Paul Égré
Negating conditional sentences
Abstract
25 Oct
Shawn Standefer
An extension of the revision theory of truth
Abstract
25 Oct
Point of interest: Joel David Hamkins talk in Mathematics
26-27 Oct
Point of interest: Paraconsistent Set Theory workshop
1 Nov
Carl Mummert
The modal logic of Reverse Mathematics
Abstract
8 Nov
Jc Beall
Law and logic: more utility for 4-valued logic
15 Nov
Zach Weber
The Sorites in Paraconsistent Mathematics
Abstract
6 Dec
Tamar Lando
Modal Logic, measure algebras, and 'gunky' space
Abstract

Spring 2013

18 Jan
Keith Simmons
Paradox, Repetition and Revenge
Abstract
19 Feb
Point of interest: UConn's Marcus Rossberg featured in UConn Today.
22 Feb
Reed Solomon
Ramsey style theorems in combinatorics and subsystems of second order arithmetic
14 Mar
Stewart Shapiro
The classical continuum without points
Abstract
29 Mar
Igor Yanovich
Weak necessity and negated deontics: a view from Russian
Abstract
5 Apr
Kate Davidson
Conjunction and Disjunction in ASL
Abstract
5 Apr
Point of interest: John Burgess talk in the Philosophy Colloquium
25 Feb
Point of interest: Panel Discussion on Truth with Michael Glanzberg, Jc Beall, and Michael Lynch
26 Apr
Magdalena Kaufmann
What to do if you don't know what to do
Abstract | Paper

Fall 2012

14 Sep
Jc Beall
Logic and Choices
21 Sep
Bruno Whittle
Incompleteness and the Limits of Mathematical Knowledge
9 Nov
Lionel Shapiro
Making Sense of (Some) Non-Contractive Solutions to Paradox
16 Nov
Graham Priest
Contraction and Confusion (rescheduled from 19 Oct)
30 Nov
Stefan Kaufmann
Strong and Weak Presupposition: German 'ja' under Quantifiers
7 Dec
Sam Wheeler
Modals and Conditional
11 Dec
Point of interest: Cleo Condoravdi talk in Linguistics.

Spring 2012

17 Feb
Greg Restall
Proof theory and its philosophy
21 Feb
Greg Restall
Assertion, Denial and Paraconsistent Theories
21 Feb
Point of interest: David Marker talk in Mathematics
24 Feb
Everyone
Working Session on Philosophy of Maths
Reading
24 Feb
Point of interest: Branden Fitelson talk in Philosophy
1 Mar
Point of interest: Jeremy Avigad talk in Mathematics
13 Apr
Jan Reimann
Definability and Randomness
Abstract
20 Apr
David Nicolas
The Logic of Mass Expressions
27 Apr
Richard Heck
Truth and Consistency

Fall 2011

16 Sep
Reed Solomon
Reverse mathematics: an introduction
21 Oct
Marcus Rossberg
Non-conervativeness in higher-order logic
28 Oct
Rick Nouwen
Ignorance without disjunction? The implicatures of numeral modifiers
Abstract
4 Nov
Nilanjan Bhowmick
That F is G: Defending Quantification
Abstract
18 Nov
Michael Hughes
Formal Theories of Coherence: A Primer
30 Nov
Gregory Lavers
Carnap's Philosophy of Mathematics
9 Dec
Matt Clemens
Dependence and the iterative conception of set

Spring 2011

11 Feb
Damir Dzhafarov
Mathematics and vagueness
18 Feb
Asher Kach and Reed Solomon
Towards computation in uncountable contexts: background
25 Feb
Russell Miller
Computation in uncountable contexts
25 Mar
Point of interest: Zach Weber talk in Philosophy.
1 Apr
Sam Wheeler
Adjectives
8-10 Apr
Point of interest: Pillars of Truth. Rides can be arranged. Contact Beall or Rossberg
15 Apr
Zach Weber
Paraconsistency
22 Apr
Zach Weber
Paraconsistency
29 Apr

Fall 2010

10 Sep
17 Sep
Lionel Shapiro
Deflating Logical Consequence
Reading | Handout
8 Oct
Jon and Yael
Linguistics prep talk
Reading
15 Oct
Tamina Stephenson
Centered Worlds and Subjective Experience in Natural Language Semantics
Abstract
5 Nov
Roy Cook
Mathematics of Abstraction
Reading
5 Nov
Point of interest: Roy Cook talk in Philosophy
12 Nov
10 Dec
Everybody!
End of year meeting

Spring 2010

29 Jan
Scott Lehmann
Classical (Ch 1)
12 Feb
Jc Beall and Michael Hughes
Temporal (Ch 2)
26 Feb
Ofra Magidor
Strict finitism and the happy sorites
26 Feb
Point of interest: Josh Schechter talk in Philosophy
5 Mar
Matt Clemens and Doug Owings
Modal (Ch 3)
19 Mar
Sam Wheeler
Conditional (Ch 4)
Special Session: 9 Apr Patrick Greenough discussion of various topics (e.g., indeterminacy)
16 Apr
Jc Beall
Relevance/relevant/relevantistic (Ch 5)
23 Apr
Point of interest: Agustin Rayo talk in Philosophy
30 Apr
Marcus Rossberg
Intuitionistic (Ch 6)
30 Apr
Everybody!
End of year 'party'

Fall 2009

11 Sep
Jon Gajewski
Negation -- linguistic, philosophical, logical perspectives
Handout
18 Sep
Point of interest: Graham Priest talk in Philosophy
25 Sep
9 Oct
I-Ta Chris Hsieh
NPIs
Handout
23 Oct
Zoltan Gendler Szabo
Infinitary Tasks
13 Nov
Sam Wheeler
Davidsonian truth and the sorites combined
Reading
4 Dec
Lyn Tieu and William Snyder
Grammatical Conservatism in the Acquisition of Semantics

Spring 2009

30 Jan
Greg Restall
Normative Inferentialist Modal Logic: from pragmatics to two-dimensional semantics.
Reading 1 | Reading 2
13 Feb
Yael Sharvit
Acceptable Cases of Unacceptable Coreference
27 Feb
Jon Gajewski
L-triviality and Grammar
Reading
20 Mar
Scott Lehmann
On Diagonalization
Reading
3 Apr
Colin Caret
Bridging the Modal/Relevant Divide
10 Apr
Bob Milnikel
An Introduction to Justification Logic
Reading 1 | Reading 2
17 Apr
Whit Tabor
Iterated Map Dynamical Systems and the Relationship between Symbolic and Subsymbolic Computation
Reading

Fall 2008

5 Sep
Colin Caret
Łukasiewiczω propositional language Reading
19 Sep
Colin Caret
Łukasiewiczω first-order language
Reading | Minutes
3 Oct
Reed Solomon
Computable model theory
Reading | Minutes
10 Oct
Wesley Calvert
Metric structures and probabilistic computation
24 Oct
Philippe Schlenker
Eliminating Self-Reference
Abstract
31 Oct
Point of interest: Alan Hajek talk in Philosophy
21 Nov

Truth theory in Łukasiewiczω and ω-inconsistent arithmetic
Reading | Minutes
5 Dec

Truth theory in Łukasiewiczω and inconsistency in general
Reading | Minutes