Logical forms have been in the centre of attention of philosophically minded logicians at least since the pioneering works of Russell. However, the views of their nature and their import are widely divergent. Some scholars situate them into a Platonic realm, some say that they are rooted in natural languages, others believe that they are intrinsic to (human) mind, yet others situate them into the real world. Moreover, some logicians see logical forms as part of the subject matter of logic, whereas others rather see them as its tool. In some cases the differing views of logical forms are articulated but often they are only implicit in the works of the individual scholars. The main ambition of the conference is to provide a space for discussion on the various meanings associated with the term “logical form” in philosophy, on the significance of choosing a particular philosophical conception of logical form for specific fields of research and on the related applications, specifically in analysis of our reasoning and argumentation.
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