Axiomatic versus Semantic Truth

25 11 2011

Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP), LMU, Munich
Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th March, 2012

Invited speakers:
Jc Beall (University of Connecticut and University of Otago)
Andrea Cantini (University of Florence)
Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University)
Volker Halbach (University of Oxford)
Leon Horsten (University of Bristol)
Luca Incurvati (University of Cambridge)
Jeffrey Ketland (University of Edinburgh and LMU, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy)
Hannes Leitgeb (LMU, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy)
Stewart Shapiro (Ohio State University and University of St Andrews)

The conference’s topic is the comparison between the two main approaches to truth: axiomatic and semantic. Why go one way rather than the other? Do the two approaches exclude each other? Are there alternative approaches? In which categories fall the most important existing theories? Is there a deeper metaphysical distinction underlying the two approaches? Can revenge arguments give grounds for preferring one approach over another? Can philosophical reflection on other disciplines, such as logic and set-theory, help us understanding the nature, and the philosophical import, of the semantic/axiomatic divide?

We invite submissions for 35-40-minute presentations (with 25-20 additional minutes for discussion). Submissions should take the form of either a 1500 word abstract or a full paper of no more than 5000 words, with a 150-200 word abstract. Contact details – authors’ names, postal address, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address – should be given separately. Submissions should be sent by e-mail in an attached file in .pdf, .ps or.rtf format Submitted papers will be blind refereed.

Deadline for reception of submissions: December 15th 2012
Communication of acceptance: January 15th, 2012.
Deadline for registration: February 15th, 2012
There will be no registration fee, but if you wish to attend, please send us an email to

Unfortunately we will not be able to cover travel expenses, although we will try to cover the accommodation expenses of authors of accepted papers, depending on the success of our funding applications. There will be a maximum of 2 submissions accepted.

Further information will be available in the conference website at For questions or any other queries, you may write to

The workshop is organized, and hosted, by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, founded by Prof. Dr Dr Hannes Leitgeb in 2010, and funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Organizing committee: Martin Fischer & Julien

Quelle: DGPhil




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