Truthmaker Semantics: The What, How and Why

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Department of Philosophy, Seoul National University

Yang Doo Suk Hall, Kwanjeong Library
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul 151742
South Korea

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New York University

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The Kim Young-Jung lectures was founded in 2011 by fellow scholars in memory of Prof. Kim Young-Jung, who was a distinguished scholar and member of the SNU Department of Philosophy since 2006, and had been actively engaging and contributing to the Korean academia with renowned expertise in the areas of the philosophy of mind and cognitive science. He was also a proactive faculty member, serving as the Dean of the SNU Admissions Office. 

His unexpected loss in 2009 was grievous news for the entire SNU community. The Kim Young-Jung lectures was founded in 2011 by fellow scholars to commemorate Prof. Kim, and has since been the biggest annual event in the Department of Philosophy, providing chances for the students and faculty to invite and learn from world-renowned scholars.

This year, Prof. Kit Fine (NYU) will be giving three lectures on truthmaker semantics as follows:  

Lecture 1: What is Truthmaker Semantics? (M, June 24, 16:00-18:00)

Lecture 2: Containment and Conditionals (T, June 25, 16:00-18:00)

Lecture 3: Verisimilitude and the Is-Ought Gap (Th, June 27, 16:00-18:00)

General Discussion: Philosophy of Kit Fine (F, June 28, 16:00-18:00)

A list of past lecturers:

2011 - Jaegwon Kim (Brown) 

2012 - Philip Kitcher and Patricia Kitcher (Columbia)

2013 - Philosophical Methods, Timothy Williamson (Oxford) 

2014 - Consciousness, Attention, and Perception, Ned Block (NYU)

2015 - Avoiding Hyper-Intellectualization: Examples in Theory of Mind and Theory of Knowledge, Tyler Burge (UCLA)

2017 - Reason: Normativity and Rationality, John Broom (Oxford) 

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