Logic, Probability, and their Generalizations

Sunday 24, 2018, Morning

Workshop at UNILOG'2018 organized by

Walter Carnielli
(Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science and Department of Philosophy, State University of Campinas— UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil)

Juliana Bueno Soler
(School of Technology, State University of Campinas –UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil)

Logic and Probability have a long partnership, having survived together as a legacy from Leibniz, Bernoulli, De Morgan, Boole, Bolzano, Peirce, Keynes, Carnap, Popper and several other contemporary thinkers. According to this tradition, the problem of generalizing logical consequence relations raises questions that transcends both logic and probability, as a consequence of modern logical pluralism. This also leads to a probability pluralism, represented by non-standard theories of probability (i.e., theories of probability based on non-classical logics) that open new avenues and pose new challenges to theory and to applications.

All such tendencies and areas of investigation are naturally generalized to possibility logics, necessity logics and other credal calculi that extend probability, considering that belief can be regarded as generalized probability or as evidence. This workshop intends to contribute to the state-of-the-art of such research topics, emphasizing the connections between all such topics.

Call for papers

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts will be refereed through a peer-review process. Manuscripts should be submitted in agreement with the UNILOG'2018 guidelines. Papers are invited in the following (non-exclusive) topics:

  • Probabilistic generalizations of logic. Includiing non-classical logics
  • Generalizations of probability measures (as credal calculi and others)
  • Interpretations of probability,
  • Philosophy of probability
  • Probabilistic argumentation and inference, and their generalizations
  • Questions on foundations of probability, including conditional probabilities

Abstracts (one page) should be sent by October 5, 2017 via e-mail to: walter.carnielli@gmail.com  

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Keynote Speaker

David Miller
Dept of Philosophy, University of Warwick, UK “Three Probabilistic Generalizations of Deducibility”

Contributing Speakers

Maíra Bittencourt, Department of Philosophy, State University of Campinas, Brazil, “Is there any really autonomous proof for the non-existence of probabilistic inductive support?”

Juliana Bueno-Soler, School of Technology, State University of Campinas, Limeira, Brazil, “A generalization of Popper's probability theory”

Walter Carnielli, Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science, Department of Philosophy, State University of Campinas, Brazil, “Paraconsistent autonomous probabilities”

Joachim Mueller-Theys, Independent Scholar, Heidelberg, Germany, “Propositional Probability Logic”

Vladimir Reznikov, Institute of Philosophy and Law, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, “On the universality of the probability concepts”

Abilio Rodrigues and Walter Carnielli, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, University of Oxford, UK and Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science, Department of Philosophy, State University of Campinas, Brazil, “Paraconsistency, evidence and probability”

Julio Michael Stern, Luís Gustavo Esteves, Rafael Izbicki, and Rafael Bassi Stern, University of São Paulo, Brazil and Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, “Logical Modalities in Statistical Models”

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