CFP: The Philosophy of Translation and the Translation of Philosophy

Submission deadline: December 31, 2013

Conference date(s):
February 17, 2014 - February 20, 2014

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Conference Venue:

Institute of Philosophy, University of Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

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Conference: Monday, 17th February - Wednesday, 19th February 2014
Workshop: Thursday, 20th February

University of Zurich, Zurich

The conference aims to examine the concept of translation and its place
in contemporary analytic philosophy. Although the notion of translation
has played an important role throughout the history of analytic
philosophy, the notion itself has not been explored sufficiently.
The conference intends to address the following questions: What does it
mean to translate something, in particular regarding different theories
of meaning? What are the criteria for the correctness of a translation? Are
conceptual clarifications translatable or are they confined to a
language? What is the role of linguistic kinship? Is the translation of
philosophical works special?


Georg Bossong (University of Zurich)
Simon Evnine (University of Miami)
Susanne Huber (University of Zurich)
Hans-Johann Glock (University of Zurich)
Vasso Kindi (University of Athens)
Gabriele M. Mras (University of Vienna, WU Vienna)
Nenad Miscevic (CEU, University of Maribor)
Mélika Ouelbani (University of Paris)
Piers Rawling (Florida State University)
Piotr Stalmaszczyk (University of Lodz)
Joachim Schulte (University of Zurich)
Philip Wilson (University of East Anglia/Inönü University)

Call for Abstracts

Graduate Workshop: "The Philosophy of Translation and the Translation of Philosophy"


Vasso Kindi (University of Athens)
Joachim Schulte (University of Zurich)

We invite submissions from PhD candidates studying philosophy or/and
linguistics for presentations at the graduate workshop on this topic to
be held on 20th February 2014 at the University of Zurich. Please submit
abstracts of no more than 300 words suitable for 30 minutes
presentations to The deadline for
submission has been extended to 31th December 2013. Notifications of
acceptance will be sent by 15th January 2014.

Conference and workshop organizers:
Joachim Adler
Stefan Riegelnik

The conference and the workshop are sponsored by the Swiss National
Science Foundation (SNF), the Institute of Philosophy of the University
of Zurich and the Doctoral program "Philosophy: Language, Mind and Practice".
General questions concerning the conference and the workshop should be
directed in the first instance to

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