Logique et Analyse

Logique et Analyse is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research in logic, philosophy of logic and/or mathematics, argumentation-theory, and analytical philosophy, broadly conceived.

Logique et Analyse appears on a quarterly basis, and publishes thematic issues as well as contributed papers. We welcome submission of papers in English, French, German or Dutch, with an approximate length of 15 to 20 pages. Occasionally, longer pieces of exceptional significance are considered as well.

With the recent addition of an online version of the journal, it has also adopted a delayed open access policy. Starting from March 2014, more than 200 issues of the journal have become freely available on this website.

A print-version of the journal can be purchased from Peeters Publishers, and access to recent volumes is available for purchase at Peeters Online Journals.

Logique et Analyse is indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, Philosopher's Index, and Zentralblatt MATH. 



Vol 62, No 246 (2019)


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Jonas Becker Arenhart, Ederson Safra Melo
Don Berry
Edelcio G de Souza, Alexandre Costa-Leite, Diogo H. B. Dias
David Thomas Crouse, Joseph Skufca

Posted: 2019-11-20

Call for Papers: Philosophy of Logical Notations and Diagrams


The phrase “philosophy of notation” was coined in 1885 by C. S. Peirce in  “On the Algebra of Logic: A Contribution to the Philosophy of Notations” to mean the illustration of principles which underlie all logical notation, both algebraic and graphical. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the philosophical analysis of formal languages from areas as different as the history of logic, the philosophy of mathematical practice, and cognitive science. In parallel developments that began in the 1990s, research on logical diagrams has shown that these notations are not mere heuristic tools but real logical languages that can be fruitfully formalised, analysed, categorised and compared. Whether this study arises from mathematical, logical or linguistic perspectives, it must share the assumption that, in general, logical languages that can be shown to be expressively equivalent may differ in various ways. However, the precise, philosophicalmeaning of “notational difference” has never been subject to analytical scrutiny. 


This special issue of Logique et Analyse follows on from new research presented at the second International Workshop on the Philosophy of Notation (May 2019) and is dedicated to historical, philosophical and formal/analytical research on logical notations, including diagrammatic forms of logical representation. Topics may include the history of logical notations; the virtues and the limits of different logical language and notational systems; the design and the role of notations in logic; the circulation of notations in and outside logic; diagrammatic reasoning and visual thinking in logic; parameters of notational variety, and the comparison of notationally distinct but expressively equivalent systems.




We solicit papers containing original research contributions. Submitted papers that extend previously published work should be submitted with a cover note to the editors explaining the contribution beyond the earlier version. It is expected that substantial new material is included in the submission to the special issue.

All submitted papers should fall within the scope of Logique et Analyseas
well as the scope of the special issue. When you submit your paper, please include contact details (including an email address) for two potential reviewers.

All papers will be subject to full peer review in line with standard L&A practice.
Submission is via the Logique et Analyse online system. Please indicate that the submission is intended for this special issue.

Paper submission: October 31, 2019


Guest Editors 


James Burton (University of Brighton) (j.burton@brighton.ac.uk)

Francesco Bellucci (University of Bologna) (francesco.bellucci4@unibo.it)

Posted: 2019-06-24
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Vol 62, No 245 (2019)

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Matthias Schirn
Bernhard Weiss
Nissim Francez, Michael Kaminski
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, Minghui Ma