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Berkeley-Stanford Circle in Logic and Philosophy

Downtown San Francisco

The group welcomes students at Berkeley and Stanford working on topics at the border between logic and philosophy.

What

The Berkeley-Stanford Circle in Logic and Philosophy, run by Wesley Holliday (Berkeley) and Thomas Icard (Stanford), is aimed at maintaining close ties, and fostering regular interaction, between students at Berkeley and Stanford working on topics at the border between logic and philosophy (thus philosophical logic broadly construed, as well as many neighboring topics in philosophy of language, epistemology, metaphysics, cognitive science, and formal philosophy more generally).

Where and When

The typical format of the meetings, held in downtown San Francisco, includes discussion of two papers, one by a student at Berkeley, the other by a student at Stanford. Some meetings include visits by distinguished philosophical logicians visiting the Bay Area, as well as focused readings of new, important papers in philosophical logic.

Who

The meetings are open to any student at Stanford who enrolls in Phil 392. Other students may attend subject to space constraints. The meetings are intended to be small and relatively informal, and there is generally a cap on the number of attendees (around 20). There is also a monthly meeting of the Stanford group only, held on the Stanford campus. 

More

For more information, please contact Thomas Icard icard@stanford.edu.