Archive for the ‘Latin American Philosophy’ Category

In order to save Dr. Vitz from his lonely succession of blog updates, I thought it an opportune time to share a few resources, the first two of which relate to today’s (eagerly anticipated) symposium on non-classical logics.

The first consists of a series of lectures, in published form, by Manuel Bremer, professor of philosophy at the University of Dusseldorf, Germany. The lectures provide a general overview of various paraconsistent logics in a non-technical, accessible fashion.

The second resource is the Centre for Logic, Epistemology, and the History of Science (CLE, for short) located at the State University of Campinas, Brazil. CLE publishes CLE e-Prints, an online journal concerning logic- mathematical and philosophical- and formal epistemology and their application to scientific methods. Of particular interest is the prevalence of philosophers (and philosophically inclined scientists) who work in paraconsistent (and intuitionistic) logics (sometimes known as Brazilian logics, after Newton da Costa).

The third is something I stumbled upon during an evening of internet exploration: The Philosophy Archive. The archive is constructed in a wiki format, which should make for easy navigation. However, I suspect the archive is new considering, to date, it has only 289 articles in English.

The last resource, like the second, is one I use often. The University of Pittsburgh hosts the PhilSci Archive, an archive of scholarly papers in the field of philosophy and history of science. In order to use the archive (which is actually very user-friendly) it is necessary first to create an account, which fortunately does not require payment.


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12th Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference Schedule (Draft)
University of North Florida
Saturday, February 7th, 2009

8:30 – 9:00 Check-In & Hospitality
Brooks College of Health – Building 39.

[Note: All sessions take place in Brooks.]

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
Bert Koegler
Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of North Florida

9:15 – 10:30 Plenary Session I
“Culture and the Value of Philosophy: The Latin American Case”
Speaker: Manuel Vargas (University of San Francisco / Harvard – Radcliffe Institute)
Chair: Hugh Marlowe (Flagler College)


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Class is officially in session for the 53rd PhilosophersCarnival!

Since we at the Florida Student Philosophy Blog have recently returned to class, we thought you should too. We would like to thank all those who submitted, and we hope that you find the current selection as engaging as we did. Courses (or posts if you prefer) are organized by major subject, so go straight to your specialty or feel free to survey the catalog.


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The FSPB welcomes Manuel Vargas (U. San Francisco) to our blog for a discussion of issues in action theory and issues in Latin American philosophy.

FSPB: Hi, Manuel, thank you for joining us.

MV: My pleasure—thanks for having me!

FSPB: Congratulations on the publication of Four Views on Free Will. What is the general strategy of the book?


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… an interview with Manuel Vargas on issues in action theory and in Latin American philosophy — a ‘must read’.

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