[workshop] “A Door to Logic”, A Meeting on Logic, Language and Translation

Time: 2013 Oct. 
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Jiasuo (甲所2号会议室), Tsinghua University, Beijing.


Background of the Door to Logic Project

In October 2006, a team of professors and students have started to translate key papers and monographs by professor van Benthem into Chinese, to make his contributions and views of logic and its modern role accessible to a wide variety of Chinese readers in various disciplines. The total project covers both pure logic and links to other fields. For general information on the project, please check the following web page:

A Door to Logic: Selected Works by Johan van Benthem

So far, the four volumes have appeared with the Science Press in Beijing, they are:

Due to their positive influence, the translated volumes have been awarded the Excellent Translation Prize by the Association for Logic in China in 2012. Around these volumes, book reviews and interviews are written and published in Chinese top journals. This has brought very useful impact to the Chinese logic community. Here is a list:


Previous Workshops

We have organized workshops, to bring together the author and the translators, discuss research questions emanating from the translation, evaluate the translation experience as such, and seek common interests for further research. These workshops have been very successful:


The Concluding Workshop, 19 October 2013

To celebrate the successful conclusion of a Translations Project, we have organized a workshop “A Door to Logic, A Meeting on Logic, Language and Translation” on 19 October 2013 in Beijing. All participants of the translation projects of the four volumes are invited. As usual, while paying special attention to this Translation Project, the aims of the Workshop are broader. In particular, the lectures address the current interdisciplinary position of logic in China and discuss the interface of logic and philosophy today. In addition, the workshop includes working sessions on major research themes by mostly younger researchers, with a view to sharing results and brainstorming about future collaborations, inside China and internationally.

Workshop organizers: Xinwen Liu (Insitute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences); Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University)


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