CFP: LLP special issue on logics and their interpretations

Rafał Gruszczyński gruszka at
Mon Jul 27 03:50:48 EDT 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Logics and Their Interpretations”

Special Issue of Logic and Logical Philosophy


Henrique Antunes (UFMG) and Damian Szmuc (IIF-SADAF-CONICET & UBA)


Submissions must be in English and use the form of a source LaTeX  
file. Instructions for authors can be found at:

A LaTeX template for full-text submissions can be found at:

Although not required, authors are invited to send a one-page abstract to:

antunes.henrique at; or

szmucdamian at

by the end of September 2020.

Full-text submissions must be sent to one of the addresses above by  
the end of January 2021.

Contributions are welcome from philosophers, logicians,  
mathematicians, linguists, and computer scientists.


Logical systems of classical and Non-classical sorts are often endowed  
with a variety of interpretations: semantic, proof-theoretic,  
metaphysic, epistemic, pragmatic, informational, dialogical, and more.  
Work along these lines has led to the connection of logic to many  
other areas of knowledge and research. The attempt to draw these  
connections is, however, sometimes met with a number of criticisms. On  
the one hand, many of these interpretations have been subject to  
discussion, trying to determine if the conceptual and the formal  
aspects align as required. On the other hand, scholars who reject some  
contentions interpretations of certain formal systems debate whether  
these logics should be dispensed with in light of their philosophical  
interpretations, or whether it is possible to embrace them without  
endorsing such interpretations. Examples of the above are the debates  
between the fictionalist and the realist interpretations of possible  
worlds for modal logics, and between the dialetheic and the epistemic  
interpretations of paraconsistent logics. Furthermore, there is a  
question of which if any is the canonical application of logic as a  
discipline and therefore of any given logical system. In this vein,  
some scholars believe that a distinction between pure logic and  
applied logic needs to be taken into account, which may or may not  
resemble the Medieval divide between logica docens and logica utens.  
The aim of this special issue is to discuss these topics and to assess  
the effect of the answers provided in the relation between logic and  
the many disciplines related to it.


All papers related to one or more of the following topics are welcome:

Interpretations of classical logic

Interpretations of non-classical logic

Interpretations of modal and epistemic logics

Interpretations of many-valued logics

Interpretations of paracomplete and paraconsistent logics

Interpretations of intuitionistic and subintuitionistic logics

Interpretations of relevant logics

Interpretations of substructural logics

Interpretations of fuzzy logics

Interpretations of free and inclusive logics

Interpretations of probability logics

Interpretations of possibilistic logics

Interpretations of contra-classical logics (connexive, Abelian, and more)

Canonical and non-canonical interpretations of logic as a discipline

The pure logic - applied logic distinction

The logica docens - logica utens distinction


July 2020: Release of the Call for papers

September 2020: Deadline for expression of interest and abstract  
submissions (500-word abstracts)

October 2020: Feedback / Invitation to submit full-text submissions

January 2021: Full-text submissions deadline

May 2021: Comprehensive peer review and feedback

Rafał Gruszczyński
Department of Logic
Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

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