AUC Logic Lectures: Logic and Information Flow

13Nov2017 18:00 - 19:00


Logic is about valid reasoning, which can be seen as a form of elucidating information from data already at our disposal. Logic can also deal with other forms of information flow, by observation or by communication. We will discuss how this can be done, and whether in the end there is just one or several notions of information involved in logic.


Prof. Dr. Johan van Benthem is a University Professor emeritus of pure and applied logic, University of Amsterdam; Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of philosophy, Stanford University (philosophy and CSLI); Changjiang Professor, Chinese Ministry of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing; Co-director, UvA-Tsinghua joint research center in logic. He was awarded the Spinozapremie in 1996 and elected a Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2015. Van Benthem is known for his research in the area of modal logic. He has also been active in the fields of philosophy of science, logical structures in natural language (generalised quantifiers, categorial grammar, substructural proof theory), dynamic logic and update logic, and applications of logic to game theory as well as applications of game theory to logic (game semantics).


Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113
1098 XG Amsterdam

Convenor:  Dora Achourioti

Published by  Amsterdam University College