CFP: The Ontology of the Mind and Its Linguistic Reflection: Emotions

Submission deadline: March 28, 2022

Conference date(s):
April 28, 2022 - April 29, 2022

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Conference Venue:

MSHS Sud-Est, Université Côte d'Azur
Nice, France

Topic areas


Invited speakers

Julien Deonna (Geneva)

Alex Grzankowski (Birkbeck)

Bozena Rozwadowska (Wroclav)

Sacha Carlson (CRHI, Nice)

Themes of the workshop

The topic of the workshop is emotions and their linguistic reflection. This includes issues such as:

-  What is the nature of  emotion and what sort of linguistic support is there for it (e.g. are emotions perceptions, judgments, evaluations or propositional attitudes, and is there linguistic support for one or the other view?);

-  How do emotions relate to cognitive attitudes? Can emotions come with a propositional content or are they rather directed toward a fact or state of affairs?

-  What role do emotions play for the notion of direction of fit? What conditions of fit are emotions themselves subject to and are there linguistic reflections of that?

-  The syntax and semantics of different types of reports of emotions

Some references

P. Goldie (ed.) (2010): Oxford Handbook of Emotions. Oxford UP, 

J. Deonna / C. Tappolet / F. Teroni (2015): 'Philosophical Issues about Emotion'. WIREs Cognitive Science.

A. Scarantino / R. de Sousa (2021): 'Emotion', The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.).

B. Rozwadowska / A. Bondaruk (eds.) (2021): Beyond Emotions in Language. Psychological verbs at the interfaces. John Benjamins

F. Moltmann (2021): 'Truthmaking, Satisfaction and the Force-Content Distinction'. In G. Mras / M. Schmitz (eds): The Unity of the Proposition and the Force-Content Distinction. Routledge, 2021.

Call for abstracts

There are a few slots available for contributed talks. Please send an anonymous maximally two-page abstract (including references) by March 15, 2022 to [email protected]

Submission deadline: March 18, 2022

Notification: March 27, 2022.

Workshop: April 28-29, 2022.

Financial support: MSHS Sud and BCL, Université Côte d'Azur

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