The Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction and Philosophical Methodology

November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014
University of Zürich


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Conference:  The Semantics/Pragmatics Distinction and Philosophical Methodology

The conference intends to address the following questions: What is the
function of the semantics-pragmatics distinction? Are the different
participants in the debate trying to account for the same distinction?
On which basis, i.e. referring to what kind of arguments, can a
particular account of the distinction between semantics and pragmatics
be defended?


Robyn Carston (University College London)
Christopher Gauker (Universität Salzburg)
Gerhard Ernst (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Max Kölbel (Universitat de Barcelona)
Stephen Neale (City University of New York)
Stefan Riegelnik (Universität Zürich)
Stefano Predelli (University of Nottingham)

The conference is organized and sponsored by the Chair for Theoretical Philosophy II of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Zurich.

Venue: University of Zurich, Zurich
Organizers: Nicole Rathgeb and Stefan Riegelnik

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