Centered Content and Communication Workshop

May 31, 2012 - June 2, 2012
University of Barcelona



  • Logic, Language and Cognition Research Group (LOGOS)
  • Philosophy of Perspectival Thoughts and Facts Network (PERSP)


Kathrin Glüer-Pagin
Stockholm University
Robin Jeshion
University of Southern California
Sarah Moss
University of Michigan
Michael Nelson
University of California, Riverside
Dilip Ninan
Tufts University
Peter Pagin
Stockholm University
François Recanati
Institut Jean Nicod


Manuel García-Carpintero
University of Barcelona
Stephan Torre
University of Barcelona

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The topic of the workshop will include issues such as how to best understand the communication of centered content; what kinds of utterances, if any, involve centered/self-locating content?  Should the communication of such content be handled at the level of semantics or at the level of pragmatics? What is the best framework for such information exchange? Can an account of centered content shed light on related issues in the philosophy of language such as epistemic modals, knowledge claims, and predicates of personal taste?


Thursday, 31 May

9:00-10:30 Emar Maier, "Parasitic Attitudes"

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Dilip Ninan, "Centered Worlds and Communication"

12:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:45 Carla Merino, "De Se Thoughts and Names"

15:45-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Francois Recanati, "Indexical Thought : The Communication Problem"  

Friday, 1 June 

9:00-10:30 Michael Nelson, "Time and Person in Thought"

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Kathrin Glüer, "Is the Content of Perceptual Experience Centered?"

12:15-13:45 Robin Jeshion, "Descriptivism and the Representation of Spatial Location"

13:45-15:45 Lunch

15:45-17:15 Brian Ball, "On Centered Worlds and the Semantics of Attitude Ascriptions"

17:15-17:30 Coffe break

17:30-19:00 Peter Pagin, "Communicative Success and Indexicals"

20:30 Workshop Dinner  

Saturday, 2 June

9:30-11:00 Clas Weber, "Centered Communication"

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Dirk Kinderman, "Varieties of Centering and the Common Ground"

13:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:30 Isidora Stojanovic, "Speaking of Oneself"   

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