2nd Conference on Reasoning and Logic of the Advanced Reasoning Forum

Bucharest, Romania
July 7-12, 2000

On July 7-8 New Europe College hosted a meeting of ARF with the members of New Europe College and students. The talks presented were:

On things that aren't there        Fred Kroon
Logics of formal inconsistency        Walter A. Carnielli
The meaning of gestures        Richard L. Epstein
Arguments and explanations        Richard L. Epstein
Minds and machines        William S. Robinson and Stanislaw Krajewski
Kripke's way of generating necessary a posteriori truths       Desiderio Murcho
The new theory of reference: problems and difficulties       Sorin Costreie
Kripke's arguments against descriptivism       Célia Teixeira
Valid vs. strong arguments: An account through degrees of truth       Mircea Dumitru

July 9-12 members of ARF went to a country retreat, where the following discussions of new research were presented:

Qualitative reasoning about "most'        Walter A. Carnielli
Consciousness, materialism, and ideology        William S. Robinson
Understanding metaphysical necessity        Desiderio Murcho
Negative existentials        Fred Kroon
Forced values, or a logic of the future       Stanislaw Krajewski

On July 10 the Annual General Meeting of ARF was held, at which the following were elected:
         Célia Teixeira, Student Member
         Stanislaw Krajewski, Full Member
         William S. Robinson, Full Member

The members expressed gratitude to Mircea Dumitru for organizing the meeting, and to Anca Oroveanu, of New Europe College, for her part in arranging the meeting with New Europe College, as well as to the many Romanian colleagues whose help and interest in our work made the meeting so lively and pleasant.

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