CFP: The 1st Context, Cognition and Communication Conference

Submission deadline: January 31, 2016

Conference date(s):
June 15, 2016 - June 18, 2016

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Conference Venue:

University of Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

Topic areas


The first CCC conference will revolve around issues of context dependence in language, action and cognition. We invite papers related to this topic, falling in the areas of philosophy of language, philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, epistemology, natural language semantics, pragmatics, cognitive science, theoretical linguistics, semiotics (as understood in the Morris-Carnap tradition), formal philosophy and philosophical logic. 

The purpose of the conference is, first, to enhance dialogue between philosophers working in different areas of philosophy, logicians, linguists and cognitive scientists, and, second, to discuss as many aspects of the phenomenon of context dependence as possible. The topics may include, but are not limited to, various aspects of the contextualism-minimalism and contextualism-relativism debates, the issue of formal representations of context and conversational dynamics, topics in logic and semantics of indexicals and demonstratives, the analysis of the concept of background knowledge, the problem of the roles of context in pragmatic inferences, the motivations for classical and non-classical approaches to mental and linguistic contents, the impact of contexts on propositional attitude attributions, the nature of context effects in cognition and language processing. 

The first CCC conference will take place in Warsaw, June 15-18, 2016 (Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3). 

We invite submissions for 45 minute talks and/or for the poster session. A one-page abstract of maximum 500 words should be sent by email (to: [email protected]) by the 1st of February 2016. The abstract, in the pdf format, should be prepared for a blind peer review. 

The authors are also kindly asked to fill out and attach the FOLLOWING FORM: RTF FORMAT , ODT FORMAT , TEX FORMAT. The authors are kindly asked to indicate (in the form) if they are applying for the regular session only, poster session only or for either. 

After the conference, the authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of the conference papers to a special monograph or journal issue (details to be announced in the upcoming months). 

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