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Logic, Games and Philosophy, Prague (Sep/Oct 2004)

Call for Papers

Prague International Colloquium 
28 September - 1 October 2004, Prague, Czech Republic 


Organising Committee:

+ Ondrej Majer (Prague)
+ Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (Helsinki)
+ Tero Tulenheimo (Helsinki)

Program Committee: 	
Gabriel Sandu (Chair) (Helsinki)		
Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam, Stanford)	
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (Helsinki)		
Jaroslav Peregrin (Prague)
Shahid Rahman (Lille 3)
Tero Tulenheimo (Helsinki)
Wim Veldman (Nijmegen)

Games, like logics, are tools for investigating the world, language, and
their relationship. Semantic, dialogic, evolutionary, interrogative,
argumentative, and pragmatic methods have been included into the toolkit.  
Following the recent increase in investment on games and game-theoretic
methods in logic, language, computation and communication, we still need a
better understanding of the possibilities of forming converging
methodologies underlying these diverse contemporary currents. The purpose
of the Prague Conference on Logic, Games and Philosophy: Foundational
Perspectives is to explore the interfaces between logic and games with the
eye on philosophical, methodological and foundational issues.

Preference is given to papers that make a definite contribution to
philosophical, methodological and foundational issues underlying game-
theoretic approaches to logical, computational or linguistic research,
including relevant historical and philosophical issues on the Theory of
Games itself.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

+ Wittgenstein, C. S. Peirce
+ Language Games
+ Game-Theoretic Semantics
+ Dialogue Games
+ Interrogative Games/Philosophy of Science
+ Evolutionary Games
+ Diachronicity/Semantic-Pragmatic Change
+ Game-Theoretic Methods in Logic, Language, Computation, Communication

Among the invited speakers of the colloquium are Mathieu Marion (Ottawa,
unconfirmed), Shahid Rahman (Lille 3), Gabrial Sandu (Helsinki), Wim
Veldman (Nijmegen).

Potential contributors are asked to submit a two page (including
references)  abstract; the deadline is 15 June , 2004. Abstracts are to be
submitted by e-mail (preferably as PDF, PS or MS Word files) prepared for
anonymous reviewing. (To prevent problems caused by e-mail failures, the
receipt of every abstract will be confirmed within one week.) Notification
of acceptance will be distributed by 15 July, 2004. Contributed papers are
scheduled for approx. 40 minutes (including discussion). Please direct
your abstracts to: lanna@site.cas.cz

The proceedings of the Prague International Colloquium will be offered to
Kluwer Academic Publishers for inclusion in their series Logic,
Epistemology and the Unity of Science.

If you need more information, please contact us at: lanna@site.cas.cz 
The conference website is http://www.flu.cas.cz/Logica/Aconf/col2004.html