Logic and Metaphysics

Here the schedule of the workshop

Workshop organized by

Guido Imaguire
(Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


Hartry Field
(University of New York, USA)

Logic and Metaphysics are closely related disciplines from the very beginning. They are like twin brothers: always fighting, disputing, but, deep in their souls, they like each other and come to help when the other is in trouble. After all, both share a common nature. They are very ambitious concerning scope: absolute generality. But their strategy is different: logic gets generality by topic neutrality, metaphysics by substantive all inclusiveness.

Interestingly enough, for different reasons both become modest in twenty century. Logic was fragmented in a plurality of systems, and no system venture to claim to be about “everything”. Metaphysics was putted in the shadow of semantics and epistemology. But both recall their old vitality in recent development. Universal logic is the rediscovery of the logic’s destiny to generality, and metaphysics flourishes today free from any epistemic and linguistic constrains.


Call for papers

Old and new questions concerning Logic and Metaphysics will be welcome topic in this workshop:

  • Existence and Existential Import
  • Absolute Generality
  • Modal Logic and Possible Worlds
  • Predication and Instantiation
  • Logical Objects

Abstract for this workshop should be sent via e-mail before November 1st 2012 to:






Keynote Speaker

On the question of "What is logic?"

Safak Ural
University of Istanbul, Turkey

Contributing Speakers

Dimiter Vakarelov, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria, Point-Free Formalizations of Whitehead’s Metaphysics of Space and Time

Stathis Livadas, University of Patras, Greece, The Metaphysical Source of Logic by Way of Phenomenology

Guillaume Massas, ENS – University Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, Future Contingents: Lukasiewicz vindicated? Modal logic versus partial logic approaches

Bruno Bentzen, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, What is not Frege’s Julius Caesar Problem?

Janine Reinert, Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, Artifacts of Unbelievability: How the truth of belief ascriptions implies truth in Modal Realism

Pedro Alonso Amaral Falcăo, Dpt of Philosophy, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Aspects of the Theory of Modal Functions

Sun Demirli, Dpt of Philosophy, Bosphorus University, Turkey, Two Leibnizian Theses, the Bundle Theory and the Plural Predication

Roderick Batchelor, Dpt of Philosophy, University of São Paulo, Brazil, The Problem of Relations