CFP: The Meaning(s) of 'True' Conference

Submission deadline: May 22, 2022

Conference date(s):
September 5, 2022 - September 6, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom

Topic areas


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’. 

Confirmed speakers: Dorit Bar-On, Paul Egré, Will Gamester, Max Kölbel, Friederike Moltmann, Keith Simmons.

Call for abstracts:

We would like to invite the submission of abstracts for several further talks on the conference’s themes. Talks might address the topics described above, but those related to broader aspects of the use or role of ‘true’ in natural language will also be welcome. Anonymised abstracts no longer than 2 pages should be submitted by May 22nd. Please send abstracts as pdf attachments to Poppy Mankowitz ([email protected]). 

Financial support covering travel and accommodation will be available. 

Key dates:

Conference: September 5th-6th.

Deadline for submissions: May 22nd.

Notification of acceptance: June 15th.

Anonymised abstracts and further questions should be sent to Poppy Mankowitz ([email protected]).

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