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World Logic Day

Today is World Logic Day. Created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it was first celebrated in 2019. Held annually on January 14th, World Logic Day was established to “bring the intellectual history, conceptual significance and practical implications of logic to the attention of interdisciplinary science communities and the broader public.” The celebration aims at fostering international cooperation, promoting the development of logic, in both research and teaching, supporting the activities of associations, universities and other institutions involved with logic, and enhancing public understanding of logic and its implications for science, technology and innovation.  According to Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, the date of of January 14th was selected in honour of two great logicians of the twentieth century: Kurt Gödel and Alfred Tarski. Gödel, who died on 14 January 1978, established the incompleteness theorem, which transformed the study of logic in the twentieth century. Tarski, who was born on 14 January 1901, developed theories which interacted with those of Gödel. There’s some more information about the day here. For World Logic Day I’ve gathered some logic-related posts from over the past few years at Daily Nous, starting with this: These drawings of logicians, initially posted about here, are by Matt Leadbetter. They were commissioned by the Open Logic Project, the home of a [More]

Charity Fundraising Contest for Academics

Three years ago, a group of graduate students in philosophy set up an fundraiser in which philosophy departments could compete to raise money for a charity. They supported an anti-malaria organization the first year and an anti-factory-farming the next. This year, the competition is not between philosophy departments, but between schools, for academics in any field. The fundraiser—“Academics Against Factory Farming“—supports The Humane League, which “fights factory farming by persuading individuals and organizations to adopt behaviors and policies that reduce farmed animal suffering.” It earned a “top charity” review from Animal Charity Evaluators. The fundraiser competition is easy to take part in. Just go to the page and click “become a fundraiser.” From there, you can join your university’s team or create a team for your university. (After you donate, be sure to spread the word among your colleagues.) The fundraiser goes just until the end of this month. Now is an especially effective time to donate to The Humane League, as they have a sponsor who will be matching all donations until December 31st. Click here to take part in the fundraising effort. Trevor McCarty, a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Michigan and one of the organizers of the fundraiser, says more about the fundraiser here. (via Kathryn Pogin and Trevor McCarty) The post Charity Fundraising Contest for Academics appeared [More]

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