Workshop “Games & Logic” celebrating Gabriel Sandu (November 28)

You are warmly welcome to attend the workshop “Games & Logic” celebrating the long career of Gabriel Sandu, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, who is about to retire at the end of November 2022. The workshop includes talks by Gabriel’s colleagues, students, and Gabriel himself, followed by an informal gathering in a pub. Registration is open until November 7 to those who want to enjoy coffee at the workshop.

WHAT: Workshop “Games & Logic” celebrating Gabriel Sandu

WHEN: Monday, 28 November 2022, 12:00 – 17:00

WHERE: Aurora, 2nd floor, Hall 230 (Siltavuorenpenger 10, Helsinki). The room is accessible.

REGISTRATION for coffee by November 7:


12:00 – 12:15 Opening words by Ilkka Niiniluoto, Academician of Science, and Sami Pihlström, Chair of the Philosophical Society of Finland

12:15 – 13:00 Sara Negri (University of Genoa): Gödel, Barr’s theorem, and the logic of provability: Account of an anticipation (joint work with Jan von Plato)

13:00 – 13:45 Tuukka Tanninen (University of Helsinki): Epistemic possibility

13:45 – 14:15 Coffee break

14:15 – 15:00 Fausto Barbero (University of Helsinki): IF logic and its legacy

15:00 – 15:45 Maria Hämeen-Anttila (University of Helsinki): Paul Bernays on logicism and Hilbert’s programme

15:45 – 15:55 Break

15:55 – 16:25 Joseph Almog (University of Turku / UCLA): Sandu’s work with Hintikka in logic and foundations of mathematics

16:25 – 16:55 Gabriel Sandu (University of Helsinki): Some remarks on “What is logic?”

16:55 – 17:00 Closing words by Maria Lasonen-Aarnio, Discipline Coordinator for Theoretical Philosophy

Informal “afterparty” in Kaisla (Vilhonkatu 4)

The presentations consist of a talk followed by a discussion. The division between talk and discussion is 30+15 for presentations of 45 minutes and 20+10 for 30 minutes.