Reference and Rationality

March 23, 2013 - March 24, 2013
Department of Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College

Druker Humanities Common, Barshinger Life Sciences and Philosophy Building
415 Harrisburg Ave.
Lancaster 17604
United States


Imogen Dickie
University of Toronto
Jim Pryor
New York University
François Recanati
Institut Jean Nicod
Susanna Schellenberg
Rutgers University


Minerva Project
Rachel Goodman
Franklin & Marshall College
Nick Kroll
Franklin & Marshall College

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Conference Description:

This is a two-day conference on the topic of singular thought. Speakers will address questions concerning whether there are any cognitive and/or epistemic constraints on such thoughts, and if so, what they are.


Imogen Dickie (Toronto)

Jim Pryor (NYU)

Francois Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod)

Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers)

Conferene Schedule:

Saturday, March 23rd

9am: Coffee and pastries

10am: Imogen Dickie 'The Delicate Question of Reference by Description'

12pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Francois Recanati 'Indexical Thought'

3:30pm: Coffee break

3:45pm: Jim Pryor 'Acquantance, mental files, and mental graphs'

5:45pm: Reception

Sunday, March 25th

9am: Coffee and pastries

10am: Susanna Schellenberg 'The Particular Elements of Singular Thought'


Attendance at the conference and refreshments (including lunch on Saturday) are free, but RSVP is required. Please email Rachel Goodman ([email protected]) if you wish to attend or have questions regarding travel and accomodations.

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March 16, 2013, 8:00am EST

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