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Dialogical Aspects of Obligationes
International Medieval Congress 2010
12 July 2010

The Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation and the European Science Foundation are sponsoring a session on Dialogical Aspects of Obligationes at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, July 2010:

Monday 12 July - 16.30-18.00

While there has been a lot of interest in recent decades in the medieval disputational framework of obligationes, a true understanding of their use and purpose is still elusive. In this session we focus on dialogical aspects of obligationes and connect them to contemporary research in dialogical logic and dialogue modelling in an attempt to shed light on the medieval framework.

SponsorsInstitute for Logic, Language & Computation, Universiteit van Amsterdam, and the European Science Foundation
OrganiserSara L. Uckelman, Institute for Logic, Language & Computation, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/ChairBenedikt Löwe, Institute for Logic, Language, & Computation, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Stephen L. Read, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews, "Kilvington's Doctrine of Obligations" -- abstract, slides
  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Department of Philosophy, Universiteit van Amsterdam, "Medieval Obligationes as Logical Games of Discursive Commitment Management" -- abstract, handout
  • Christian G. Fermüller, Institut für Computersprachen, Technische Universität Wien, "Relations between Medieval and Modern Logical Dialogue Games" -- abstract, slides

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