The Meaning(s) of 'True' Conference

September 5, 2022 - September 6, 2022
Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol

United Kingdom

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  • ERC-Starting Grant ‘Truth and Semantics’ (TRUST 803684)


University Of Connecticut, Storrs
École Normale Supérieure
University of Leeds
University of Vienna
University of Zürich
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
University of Glasgow
University of Connecticut
King's College London


University of Bristol

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The aim of the conference is to explore the semantics and pragmatics of the word ‘true’ in natural language. Central topics of discussion will include whether or not ‘true’ is ambiguous, context sensitive, vague, gradable, presuppositional, or lacking content altogether. Other relevant topics will include what sort of property or concept ‘true’ expresses, connections between natural language ‘true’ and the semantic paradoxes, and syntactic properties of ‘true’. 

Registration for online or in-person attendance

Registration is free, and is open until August 25th. To register, please send an email to Poppy Mankowitz ([email protected]) with the following information:

  1. Your name.
  2. Whether you will attend in person or online.
  3. For in-person attendees: whether you want a catered lunch on both days, and whether you have any dietary requirements.

Please see the conference website for the programme, talk titles and abstracts.

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August 25, 2022, 11:45pm BST

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