Truth 2021

July 21, 2021 - July 29, 2021

This event is online

Sponsor(s):

  • University of Waikato
  • University of Alabama

All speakers:

University of Hong Kong
University College Dublin
New York University
University of California, Irvine
Brown University
Brown University
Boston University
University of Zürich
William & Mary
Nottingham University
University of Connecticut
University of Vienna
University of Connecticut
University of California, Berkeley
University of Utah
Universidad de Granada
Oxford University
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
University of Connecticut
(unaffiliated)
University of Stirling
University College London

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The Virtual International Consortium for Truth Research (VICTR) is pleased to invite you to attend the Truth 2021 Conference, taking place in the last two weeks of July (21-29). There will be five sessions in the conference, details below:

Session 1: A Theory of Truthmaking | July 21, 12:00 UTC

Author-meets-critics session on Jamin Asay’s (Hong Kong University) A Theory of Truthmaking (Cambridge University Press, 2020). With comments from Aaron Griffith(College of William and Mary), Mengyu Hu(University of Connecticut), and Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra(University of Oxford).

Session 2: Relativism | July 22, 15:00 UTC

Author-meets-critics session on Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin) and Annalisa Coliva’s (University of California Irvine) new book, Relativism (Routledge, 2020). With comments from , Max Kölbel (University of Vienna), Eduardo Pérez-Navarro (University of Granada), Paul Boghossian (New York University), and John MacFarlane (University of California Berkeley).

Session 3: Truth and Politics | July 28, 14:00 UTC

A panel discussion on truth and politics. Moderated by Michael Lynch (University of Connecticut) and Joe Ulatowski (University of Waikato). With panelists Michael Hannon (University of Nottingham), C. Thi Nguyen (University of Utah), and Lynne Tirrell (University of Connecticut).

Session 4: Truth and the Tractatus | July 29, 16:00 UTC

In celebration of the centenary of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, this session features a series of paper presentations examining truth in the context of Wittgenstein’s early work. Presentations from Hans-Johan Glock (University of Zurich), Juliet Floyd (Boston University), and Jose Zalabardo (University College London). 

Session 5: Truth and Objectivity: A 30-year Retrospective | Date TBD (rescheduled from July 26 due to unforeseen circumstances)

A panel discussion on the enduring influence of Crispin Wright’s Truth and Objectivity (Harvard University Press, 1992). With Crispin Wright (New York University, University of Stirling), Jamie Dreier (Brown University), Mark Sainsbury (University of Texas Austin), and Gila Sher (University of California San Diego).

You can register for the event at the following link: https://forms.gle/M21WVk2QneSKXND38

A conference program with some session abstracts (and more to come) is available at this link: https://tinyurl.com/65pjjsy6

Further details about the event, including zoom links for the sessions, will then be emailed to all registrants closer to the conference dates. 

The Virtual International Consortium for Truth Research (VICTR) is sponsored by the Future of Truth project at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, the University of Waikato, and the University of Alabama.

For more information, check out our website: https://tinyurl.com/VICTR, twitter @VICTR_Group, and YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkPMDbdEnm14MK4tvcGfItw.

You can find an up-to-date calendar of VICTR happenings at this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=h9gf3505q784cati3dkip27b60%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York

To Join VICTR’s mailing list, email [email protected], or [email protected]

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