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Deviant Logic Posse

The DLP (Deviant Logic Posse) was founded a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (well, at UMASS Dartmouth) by Prof. Charlie Donahue and several students interested in Non-Classical Logic.  This informal group has expanded over the years, becoming something of an institution and a part of the Philosophy Department's efforts to corrupt the youth.  The DLP is an active, student-centered group that meet weekly to discuss papers in the area of Non-Classical logic.  Typically, members have studied logic in PHL 110, but the group is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff interested in advancing their understanding of logic at an advanced level.  DLP student members serve as tutors for students studying logic in PHL 110. The DLP has hosted events, symposia and guest speakers featuring logicians including Graham Priest, Zach Weber, Agustin Rayo, Richard Heck, Colin Caret to name a few.

FALL 2013

This semester there are DLP meetings every Wednesday (holidays excluded) from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in LARTS 103.

Want to join the Posse?  Other inquiries? Email Prof. Donahue or Prof. Eckert

Up-Coming Special Events

Road trips to UCONN Storrs -- Zach Weber, J.C. Beall, and other illuminaries.

Previous Special Events

Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center, University of Melbourne) Live Skype Session
"Validity-Curry and the Inclosure Schema"
Tuesday April 23, 2013  12:30 - 1:45 LARTS 204 
Preparation Review: Monday April 22 6:00 PM LARTS 102 

Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center, University of Melbourne) Live Skype Session
“Limit Paradoxes”
Tuesday, April 24 2012 6:00 – 7:00 PM  LARTS 111
Preparation Review: Monday April 23  6:30 – 7:15  LARTS 113

Charlie Donahue (UMD), Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center, University of Melbourne) & Jc Beall (UCONN)
"The Ways of Deviance"

Friday, November 4, 2011
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Charlton College of Business room 115

April 13, 2011

Special Event: Zach Weber (University of Melbourne) will give a talk, "A Paraconsistent Model of Vagueness."

April 6, 2011

"It's All so Vague" Professors Eckert and Donahue team up for a double presentation on vagueness and the Sorites Paradox.  This meeting will set the stage for Zach Weber's presentation at next week's meeting.

March 8, 2011

Special Event: Colin Caret (University of St. Andrews) presents a guest lecture on Newcomb's Paradox, 12:30 - 1:45 PM LARTS 112.  
At 5:00 PM he will present a talk on John Slaney's "A General Logic" in the Writing Center.

 Special Event

Deviant Logic Symposium

November 19th, 2010
3:00 - 7:00 pm
UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business, room 115

Come see Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center, University of Melbourne), Agustin Rayo (MIT), Jay Garfield (Smith), Richard Heck (Brown) and JC Beall (UCONN) in a roundtable symposium on non-classical logic. We'll be livestreaming this event, so people across the world can watch and question these esteemed logicians.

September 15, 2010

Colin Caret (University of St. Andrews) “Bridging the Modal-Relevant Divide”

Abstract: Modal and relevant logics were forged in the furnace of non-classical semantics, yet there is an important sense in which -- despite much common ground -- they remain incompatible paradigms. This talk is an attempt to clarify where the two traditions part ways, and to use this to shed light on the nature of relevance.

Colin Caret received his Ph.D. from UCONN and is presently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Foundations of Logical Consequence Project, Arche Research Centre, University of St. Andrews

Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center, University of Melbourne)

On December 14, 2009 Graham Priest spent the day at UMass Dartmouth and conducted two on-campus presentations. From 12:00 – 1:30 PM there was a discussion session focused on his paper “All is One” and explored Buddhism and philosophical logic. From 4:00 - 5:30, Graham presented his paper “Contradiction and the Structure of Unity.” 






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