CFP: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges to Retraction

Submission deadline: May 1, 2021

Conference date(s):
June 23, 2021 - June 24, 2021

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

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The following invited speakers have confirmed their presence at the workshop:

Laura Caponetto (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)

Filippo Ferrari (University of Padua)

Joshua Knobe (Yale University)

Teresa Marques (University of Barcelona)

Julia Zakkou (Bielefeld University)

Among the main questions tackled by the presentations at the workshop are the following:

- What are the best theoretical arguments in favor of and against using retraction to support relativism?
- Is retraction mandatory? Under which conditions?
- Is relativism committed to taking retraction as being mandatory?
- What are the linguistics markers of retraction?
- How robust is the phenomenon of retraction?
- What exactly do the experimental studies on retraction show vis-à-vis the contextualism/relativism debate?
- What can approaches within frameworks like speech act theory tell us about retraction? Etc.

In order to be considered for participation, please send an abstract of approx. 1000 words (excluding references) on one of the topics mentioned above (or related ones) to with the subject "Retraction Workshop". 4-6 papers will be selected for presentation at the workshop. The deadline for sending the abstract is MAY 1, 2021. Decisions will be communicated by May 15.

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