Warsaw Workshop in Philosophy of Language Logic and Meaning

May 13, 2016 - May 14, 2016
Philosophy Institute, Uniwersytet Warszawski

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Karolina Krzyzanowska
LMU Munich
Joanna Odrowaz-Sypniewska
University of Warsaw
François Recanati
Institut Jean Nicod
Gillian Russell
UNC Chapel Hill

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We are happy to announce first Warsaw Workshop in Philosophy of Language. The workshop will take place on 13 and 14 May 2016. Invited speakers include:

  • François Recanati (Institute Jean Nicod, CRNS)
  • Gillian Russell (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Joanna Odrowaz-Sypniewska (Instytut Filozofii UW)
  • Karolina Krzyzanowska (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich)

The workshop main subject is the issue of meaning and logic of natural language. In particular, we invite submissions related to the following topics:

  • Logic of natural language: logical pluralism vs. logical monism
  • Epistemology of logic: justification of basic logical laws
  • Logical connectives in natural language: how should we account for them? What is the relation between them and their counterparts in classical logic?
  • Conditionals: what is their proper semantic analysis?
  • Pragmatic vs semantic account of meaning: how much pragmatics is involved in determining the truth-conditional meaning? (contextualism vs. minimalism debate)
  • Theoretical vs. experimental approaches to meaning and logical form: should we explore them by using experimental methods? And if yes, how to do?

The list is not exhaustive and we welcome any submission on the topic related to the title issues of the workshop. Moreover, there will be a special section devoted to logical connectives in natural language. Although the primary discipline of the workshop is philosophy, we encourage researchers who take interdisciplinary approach in their subject and method, especially those who benefit from psychology and linguistics.

We invite submissions in the form of abstracts no longer than 1000 words, suitable for a 30-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The submissions should be prepared for a blind review. All information about the author(s) should be included in the email. The deadline for submissions is 20th February 2016. Please send submissions to: [email protected]

We also plan a poster session devoted to the abovementioned topics of the workshop.  An abstract of a poster presentation should not exceed 500 words and should be prepared for a blind review (author(s) name(s) and affiliation should be included in the email.) Please send proposals for poster presentations until 20th February 2016, to: [email protected].

For further information, please contact: [email protected][email protected][email protected]

Organizers: Wojciech Rostworowski, Natalia Lozinska, Marcin Bedkowski

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January 20, 2016, 6:45pm CET

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