Groundedness in Semantics and Beyond

This workshop is organized jointly by the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy and the research project Plurals, Predicates and Paradox (Oslo).

The notion of groundedness has been central to research on the
semantic paradoxes ever since Kripke’s seminal work on truth, and the
notion continues to inspire work in this area. Recently, the notion
has been applied more widely, for instance to criteria of identity,
abstraction principles, and the semantics of modal predicates. There
is also a renewed interest in the notion of grounding in metaphysics,
and of course the focus on “grounded objects” in all of these areas is
closely related to the emphasis on well-founded sets in set theory.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers who deal with
groundedness in logic, semantics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of
mathematics in order to get a clearer understanding of this concept
and of its applications.



09.30 - 11.00    Albert Visser (Utrecht) On Predicative Frege Arithmetic and Axiom V (tbc)
11.30 - 13.00    Johannes Korbmacher (Munich) Proof Theory for the Propositional Logic of Ground

14.00 - 15.30    Thomas Schindler (Munich) Reference, Dependence, and Danger
16.00 - 17.30    
Leon Horsten (Bristol) Groundedness considerations concerning Davidson's criterion of identity for events


09.00 - 10.30     Martin Fischer (Munich) Axiomatizing Grounded Truth?
11.00 - 12.30     Fabrice Correia (Neuchâtel) Grounding, Entailment and Levels of Reality


This workshop is the sequel to a 2012 joint workshop held in Munich, recordings of which are available on iTunes.

To register and in case of any questions, please contact Jõnne Speck.

For accommodation, consult this list of suggestions.



Published Dec. 18, 2012 6:27 PM - Last modified Aug. 17, 2013 10:49 AM