MillikanFest

October 5, 2023 - October 6, 2023
ECOM (Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning) Research Group, University Of Connecticut, Storrs

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344 Mansfield Rd
Storrs 06269
United States

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Sponsor(s):

  • The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Science
  • UConn, The Humanities Institute
  • UConn, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn, The Office of the Provost
  • UConn, Philosophy Department
  • UConn, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

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University of California, Los Angeles
Stanford University
University College London
Institut Jean Nicod

Organisers:

University of Connecticut
University Of Connecticut, Storrs
University of Oslo
University Tübingen
University of Connecticut
University of Pittsburgh
University Tübingen

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A celebration of Millikans groundbreaking contributions to philosophy and the 40th anniversary of her seminal book Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories (LOBC) brinding together researchers from a variety of disciplines -- philosophy, linguistics, psychology, anthropology, and biology -- to engage both critically and creativelv with Millikan's work.

In addition to our keynote speakers, also on the program,

Dorit Bar-On (UConn, Philosophy)

David Papinefau (King's College, Philosophy)

Andrew Melnyk (Missouri, Philosophy)

Peter Schute (Zurich, Philosophy)

We will have a panel discussion, led by Daniel Dannett (Tufts, Philosophy), including Marc Artiga (Valencia, Philosophy), Janice Dowell (Syracuse, Philosophy), William Lycan (UConn, Philosophy), Krisztina Orban (Tubingen, Philosophy), and Hong Yu Wong (Tubingen, Philosophy).

Finally, we will also host a special session titled 'Millikanian Ideas: the Next Generation' by Nimra Asif (UConn), Karl Bergman (Uppsala), Drew Johnson (Oslo), Alison Springle (Oklahoma). 

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