Logic and inference in the sender-receiver model. Shawn Simpson (Pitt)

March 20, 2023 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
CUNY Grad Center Room 9205/9206
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

The sender-receiver model was developed by David Lewis to tackle the question of the conventionality of meaning. But many people who cared about the conventionality of meaning did so because they thought it was intimately connected to the conventionality of logic. Since Lewis’s work, only a few attempts have been made to say anything about the nature of logic and inference from the perspective of the sender-receiver model. This talk will look at the what’s been said in that regard, by Skyrms and others, and suggest a few general lessons.

Hi, All. Below is the provisional program for the Workshop this coming semester.  Meetings will be as usual: Mondays 16.15-18.15 at the GC. Room 9205. We are reverting to face to face meetings. (No more Zoom.)


Feb 27 Lionel Shapiro, UConn

Mar 6 Gary Ostertag, GC

Mar 13 Mel Fitting GC

Mar 20 Shawn Simpson

Mar 27 Brad Armour-Garb, SUNY Albany

Apr 3 Thomas Ferguson, Prague

Apr 10 Spring recess. No meeting

Apr 17 Branden Fitelson, Northeastern

Apr 24 Andrea Iacona, Turin

May 1 Samara Burns, Columbia

May 10 Special event. Note that this is a Wednesday and the  session will run all afternoon:

Marc Colyvan (Sydney) and Heinrich Wansing (Bochum), Daniel Skurt (Bochum)

May 15 Maciej Sendłak, Warsaw

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