The Agent in Logic




The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW), Leiden University and Utrecht University invite ReMa students to register for the Winter School The Agent in Logic Thought to take place in 9-10 January, 2025.

Organizing university

Leiden University & Utrecht University


9-10 January 2025

Type of activity

2 day winterschool

Primary target group

2nd year ReMa students

If places available, also open to

PhD Candidates

Application/registration deadline

15 December 2024

About the topic

This course is in Philosophy of Logic, addresses questions on the normativity and epistemology of logic, and the role of the logical agent. The course makes a connection to ideas in early analytic philosophy.

Aim / objective

Practice students in asking questions regarding the philosophical meaning and relevance of formal systems.


Thursday 9 January

10.00-10.30 Maria van der Schaar, Introduction

10.30-11.15 Colin Caret, Logical Consequence and Rational Belief

11.30-12.15 Maria van der Schaar, The Normativity of Logic: an Internal Approach

12.15-13.00 Discussion

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30 Erik Stei, The Epistemology of Logic

15.45-17.15 Discussion

Drinks & Dinner

Friday 10 Januari

10.00-11.00 Annemarie Kalis, Ryle on Logical Reasoning

11.15- 12.00 Discussion

13.30-14.30 Maria van der Schaar, Gottlob Frege: The Inferring Agent and the Normativity and Epistemology of Logic

14.30-16.00 Discussion


Required preparations

Readings to be announced

Certificate / credit points



The activity is free for ReMa students who are a member of the OZSW members and/or another Research School in the Humanities.

The activity is 100 euros for all others.

Registration/application form

If registration has been closed because the maximum amount of participants has been reached, you can submit your name to the waiting list by sending an email to Please also indicate whether you are a ReMa student or PhD candidate and whether you are a member of the OZSW or not.

Cancellation and registration policy


Maria van der Schaar, Institute of Philosophy, Leiden University (

Erik Stei, Philosophy Department, Utrecht University (