Monday 7 December
Japan Lecture Theatre, University House (E/F6 on the campus map)
4pm - 6: Registration (Foyer)
6 - 6.30: Official Welcome
6.30 - 8: Presidential Address: Adriane Rini, Massey University
CORRUPTIONS IN THE HISTORY OF LOGIC
In 1968, in his Inaugural Lecture as occupant of the first Chair in Logic at the University of Leeds, Peter Geach describes a Fall from Grace. He describes "a disaster, comparable to the Fall of Adam". This Fall was Aristotle's invention of Logic. Geach isn't talking about Aristotle's notorious modal logic; he's talking about Aristotle's invention of a simple deductive logic and how that represents a catastrophic fall. Clearly Geach thinks things were good before Aristotle's invention of syllogistic logic, and so there is something ruinous and damning in Aristotle's first steps toward a deductive system. This paper begins by looking closely at Geach's claim about "corruptions in the history of logic". The paper ends by suggesting that Aristotle may have been smarter than Geach gives him credit for.
8 - 9: Drinks and Nibbles (Foyer)
Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10 December
Parallel Sessions (Business Studies Central - D8 on the campus map)
Length of Sessions (including 30 minutes for discussion):
Standard Papers - 75 minutes
Graduate Student Papers - 60 minutes.
Thursday 10 December, evening
Conference Dinner (Speight's Alehouse, 27 Grey Street)