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The Centre for Logic and Language was inaugurated in Nov 2008 as part of the Institute of Philosophy. It was created to produce and support high quality research on logic and language in philosophy and neighbouring disciplines.

The Centre hosts a regular seminar series, the LEM – Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum. The forum meets in term time. This term's talks will be:

28/1/20   All Descriptions are Referential - Eliot Michaelson and Ethan Nowak (KCL)

11/2/20   The Hardest Paradox for Closure - Martin Smith (Edinburgh)

25/2/20   Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Amsterdam)

10/3/20   The Metaphysics of Pregnancy - Suki Finn (Southampton)

24/3/20   AI and the Metaphysics of Content - Herman Cappelen (Oslo and St Andrews)

This seminar is supported by the ERC project ‘Metacognition of Concepts’. It will run from 16:00-18:00

Please see the current list of 2019/20 fixtures for further details.

The Centre aims to provide information about other activities and events in the philosophy of language, logic and linguistics and to create on-line resources for gathering and improving access to research papers on topics in this area. We expect activities to grow and will look for opportunities for further collaborations with our partners.

Director: Corine Besson (Sussex, Philosophy & Institute of Philosophy)

CeLL Fellow/LEM Convener: Florian Steinberger (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Founding Director: Barry C Smith (Institute of Philosophy)

The Centre provides a focus for networking activities with similar research institutions in the UK, Europe and the US, including:

Arche Centre at University of St Andrews
Institute Jean Nicod in Paris
LOGOS Group in Barcelona
Centre for Cognitive Science in Rutgers
The Irish Network for Philosophy of Language and Mind

For further information about the activity of the Centre, contact the director.