Applied Philosophy of Language: Politics and Power

May 4, 2019
Department of Philosophy, University of Reading

Edith Morley Building - Room G44
University of Reading - Whiteknights Campus
Reading RG6 6BT
United Kingdom

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  • Analysis Trust
  • Aristotelian Society
  • Mind Association
  • CINN - Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics

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University of St. Andrews
Oxford University
Universitat de Barcelona
Stockholm University


University of Vienna
Università degli Studi di Bologna

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Although philosophy of language has commonly been understood as a theoretical discipline, recent scholarship has begun to explore how the conceptual tools developed by philosophers of language might be applied in institutional and social settings.

The aim of the 2019 Ratio Conference is to foster this development by discussing how insights from philosophy of language can shed light on important contemporary phenomena in the spheres of politics, law and society, as in philosophical analysis of disagreement, derogatory speech, gendered terms, and propaganda.

Confirmed Speakers

Teresa Marques, University of Barcelona;

Åsa Wikforss, University of Stockholm;

Derek Ball, University of St Andrews;

Timothy Endicott University of Oxford.

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The 2019 Ratio Conference is generously supported by the Mind Association, Analysis Trust, Aristotelian Society, and the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading.

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