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Zurich Early-Career Post-Doc Workshop in Theoretical Philosophy

Date1–3 July 2016
PlaceUniversity of Zurich, RAA-G01, Rämistraße 59, Zurich
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TopicAny topic in theoretical philosophy, including but not restricted to the philosophy of logic and language, metaphysics, mind, epistemology, metaethics
RegistrationIf you'd like to attend, please send a short email to
zppdws[at]gmail[dot]com
by Friday, June 24 2016
Program

Fr, 1 July 2016

11:00

12:30
Jan Gertken: Do Wrong-Making Features Ground an Act's Wrongness?
14:00

15:30
John Horden: Metaphysical Triviality and Trivialist Platonism
15:45

17:15
Robert Knowles: SMART Fictionalism
17:45

19:15
Amie Thomasson: Conceptual Ethics and the Work of Metaphysics
Sat, 2 July 2016
10:00

11:30
Robert Schwartzkopff: Ontological Reduction by Analysis – A Case Study
11:45

13:15
Mihnea Capraru: An Operator-Free and Variable-Free Reply to the Binding Argument
15:00

16:30
Dirk Kindermann: Fragmented Contexts
17:00

18:30
Emanuel Viebahn: What, if Anything, is Wrong with Non-Propositional Semantics?
From 19:30Conference Dinner
Sun, 3 July 2016
10:00

11:30
Mark Pinder: A Puzzle for Semantics
11:45

13:15
Emma Borg: Linguistic Meaning, Context, and Assertion
This paper explores the difference between asserting and implying, and the role the context of utterance plays in determining either kind of content. I begin by introducing two distinct approaches to the difference between asserting and implying: one which locates the difference in the language, as it were, and one which locates it in the mind. However I argue that both these approaches face problems. Instead then I argue that the distinction is better captured in sociolinguistic terms, whereby the difference between asserting and merely implying emerges from the distinct kinds of social role these speech acts play. I conclude by sketching how this socially-orientated view of assertion relates to debates about how and where to draw the semantics/pragmatics boundary.