1st GPMR Workshop on Logic & Semantics

Medieval Logic and Modern Applied Logic

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

June 28-30, 2007

Call for Abstracts

The workshop GPMR-LS1 is the inaugural workshop of the working group "Logic & Semantics" of the Gesellschaft für Philosophie des Mittelalters und der Renaissance. We aim to bring together all researchers interested in logical and semantical aspects of medieval and early modern philosophy, and cordially invite them to attend our workshop.

As a consequence, the topic of the workshop, "Medieval Logic and Modern Applied Logic", is to be understood as an emphasis, not an exclusive topic. Presentations concerning all parts of medieval and early modern logic and semantics are welcome.

Concerning the emphasis, we aim at

  1. isolating and identifing techniques and theories in medieval logic which may be of use to solving modern questions of applied logic;
  2. explaining conceptually difficult parts of medieval logic by applying techniques of modern logic.


GMPR-LS1 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • applications of supposition and ampliation theory to modern semantics
  • game semantics for obligationes
  • formalizing medieval theories of deontic and epistemic logic with- in the framework of modern action and modal logic
  • investigating medieval solutions to insolubilia
  • similarities in approach between medieval authors and modern deve- lopments.


  • Bert Bos (Leiden)
  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes (New York NY)
  • Sten Ebbesen (Copenhagen)
  • Gyula Klima (New York NY)
  • Simo Knuuttila (Helsinki)
  • Stephen Read (St Andrews)


If you wish to submit an abstract for a 20 minute presentation at GMPR-LS1, please send an e-mail with the following information in the body of the e-mail (no attachments):

  • For each author: Full name, Affiliation, e-mail address, webpage [if an author has no webpage, state this clearly]
  • An abstract of at most 500 words (including references, if any).
Submit this abstract before April 30, 2007 to Sara Uckelman (suckelma (at) illc.uva.nl).


  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2007
  • Notification of authors: 15 May 2007
  • Workshop: 28-30 June 2007


  • Christoph Kann (Düsseldorf)
  • Benedikt Löwe (Amsterdam)
  • Christian Rode (Bonn)
  • Sara L. Uckelman (Amsterdam)