Laszlo E. Szabo leszabo at phil.elte.hu
Mon Mar 30 05:26:20 CEST 2009


As part of the annual conference series 

the Philosophy Institute of Eotvos University and the MTA-ELTE
Philosophy of Language Research Group announces its conference entitled 

A Philosophy Conference in Memory of Imre Ruzsa

Date: September 17-19, 2009. 
Location: Muzeum krt. 4/i  Budapest, Hungary 
Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2009

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Hajnal Andreka (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics)
Ferenc Csaba (Eotvos University Budapest)
Gabor Forrai (University of Miskolc)
Gyula Klima (Fordham University)
Andras Mate (Eotvos University Budapest)
Tamas Mihalydeak (University of Debrecen)
Istvan Nemeti (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics)
Laszlo Polos (University of Durham (GB))
Zoltan Gendler Szabo (Yale University)
Anna Szabolcsi (New York University)

The conference is held in memory of Imre Ruzsa (1921-2008), the father
of modern philosophical logic in Hungary. His professional interests
centered around modal logic, intensional logic, modeling natural
language in systems of intensional logic, and the foundations of logic
and mathematics. He always thought of his generalization of A. N.
Prior’s concept of semantic value gaps to quantified, intensional and
type-theoretic systems as his most important contribution to logic. He
was the author of three books in English (Modal Logic with
Descriptions, The Hague, 1982, Intensional Logic Revisited, Budapest,
1991, Introduction to Metalogic, Budapest, 1993), several monographs
and textbooks in Hungarian, and many articles in leading logic

Several of Imre Ruzsa’s former students from across the globe will
gather to discuss his legacy, and also to present on some of his
favorite themes, topics, and areas—we invite you to do the same. 

Contributions for 20-minute panel-presentations are sought in the
following areas: modal and intensional logics; logics with truth value
gaps; metalogic; Frege’s philosophy of language and mathematics;
Tarski’s theory of truth; and more broadly in philosophical logic,
mathematical logic, formal semantics, philosophy of mathematics, and
philosophy of language. Plenary talks will be in English; some of the
afternoon panels are held in English, some in Hungarian. Graduate
students are encouraged to submit.

Contributors are asked to submit the following in an email attachment:
(1) the title of their presentation (in the language in which they plan
to present), (2) a 15-line abstract, (3) school/institute affiliation,
and (4) e-mail address. Submissions should be sent to
ruzsaconf at phil.elte.hu 

Yours sincerely, 
the organizing committee of the conference:
Janos Kelemen, president
Andras Mate, co-president
Tibor Barany
Peter Mekis 
Janos Tozser 
Zsofia Zvolenszky

L a s z l o   E.   S z a b o
Department of Logic, Institute of Philosophy
Faculty of Humanities, Eotvos University, Budapest
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