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The project in Philosophy of Language will focus on the problem of predication, on contextualism and minimalism in semantics and on whether the concept of truth requires a relativistic treatment.

For futher details, please see here.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Relativism and Monadic Truth III

1 Jul 2009 15:00
1 Jul 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss final chapter -chapter 4- of H. Cappelen and J. Hawthorne's Relativism and Monadic Truth (OUP:2009)

Discussion leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi

Minute taker: tba

http://folk.uio.no/hermanc/docs/RelativismAndMonadicTruthFinal.pdf

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Evidence for Relativism

3 Jun 2009 15:00
3 Jun 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will Discuss M. Kölbel's "Evidence for Relativism", Synthese Volume 166, Number 2 / January, 2009.
 
 
 
Discussion leader: Alfonso Tatarano.
Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, 3rd floor.

Necessarily Borderline Sentences

3 Jun 2009 11:00
3 Jun 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss E. Orlandelli's "Necessarily Borderline Sentences".
Discussion leader: Eugenio Orlandelli.
Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23.

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: King

27 May 2009 11:00
27 May 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss J. King's "Questions of Unity".

Discussion leader: Filippo Ferrari; Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, III floor.

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: Burge on Davidson II

20 May 2009 11:00
20 May 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will continue discussing T. Burge's review (The Journal of Philosophy: 2007) of D. Davidson's Truth and Predication (Harvard University Press: 2005). Discussion leader: Paolo Leonardi Minute taker: tba Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, III floor. Paper: http://cogito.lagado.org/sites/default/files/BurgeTruth&Predication.pdf

Minutes from "Philosophy of Language Research Seminar - F. Recanati: Literalism and Contextualism: Some Varieties"

12 May 2009
Europe/Rome

Introduce l'articolo Michele Palmira.

Second SIFA Graduate Conference

29 Oct 2009 09:00
31 Oct 2009 19:00
Europe/Rome

Second SIFA Graduate Conference

http://cogito.lagado.org/sifagrad2

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: Burge on Davidson

13 May 2009 11:00
13 May 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss T. Burge's review (The Journal of Philosophy: 2007) of D. Davidson's Truth and Predication (Harvard University Press: 2005).

Discussion leader: Paolo Leonardi
Minute taker: tba

Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, III floor.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Relativism and Monadic Truth II

24 Jun 2009 14:00
24 Jun 2009 17:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss chapter 3 of H. Cappelen and J. Hawthorne's Relativism and Monadic Truth (OUP:2009)

Discussion leader: Eugenio Orlandelli

http://folk.uio.no/hermanc/docs/RelativismAndMonadicTruthFinal.pdf

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Relativism and Monadic Truth I

17 Jun 2009 15:00
17 Jun 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss chapter 2 of H. Cappelen and J. Hawthorne's Relativism and Monadic Truth (OUP:2009)

Chapter 1 is introductory, and will not be discussed, but it is strongly suggested to read it as well.

Discussion leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi

Minute taker: tba

http://folk.uio.no/hermanc/docs/RelativismAndMonadicTruthFinal.pdf

COGITO DAY I

10 Jun 2009 11:00
10 Jun 2009 19:00
Europe/Rome

The first Cogito Day will take place in Bologna

Venue: Aula Mondolfo, via Zamboni 38, Bologna

Programme:
PhD talks: Delia Belleri
Cogito investigators talks: A. Coliva & S. Moruzzi, M. Santambrogio

Schedule:

11-13.30 A. Coliva & S. Moruzzi "Is there a coherent notion of relativism?"

13.30-14.45 Lunch Break

14.45-16.15 D. Belleri "Pragmatic Effects without Context Sensitivity"

16.15-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-19.00 M. Santambrogio "Contradiction and Content"

20: Dinner

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Relativism

27 May 2009 15:00
27 May 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss J. MacFarlane's articles  "Making Sense of Relative Truth" by J. MacFarlane (available at http://johnmacfarlane.net/makingsense.pdf) and "Relativism and Disagreement" (http://johnmacfarlane.net/disagreement.pdf).  
Discussion leaders: Alessia Marabini & Iryna Sivertsava.
Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, III floor. 
 

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Non-indexical Contextualism

20 May 2009 15:00
20 May 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss J. MacFarlane's "Non-indexical Contextualism"

Online paper: http://www.google.it/url?sa=U&start=1&q=http://johnmacfarlane.net/nonind...

Discussion leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi

Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardin0 23, III floor.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Minimalism

13 May 2009 15:00
13 May 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss E. Borg's "Minimalism versus Contextualism in Semantics".

Online paper: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/AcaDepts/ld/Philos/borg/Minimalism%20vs%20Contextua...

Optional readings:

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar - R. Gaskin II

6 May 2009 09:11
6 May 2009 09:13
Europe/Rome

We will continute the reading the first chapter of Gaskin's book, with focus on the first six sections.

Discussion leader: Filippo Ferrari

Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23.

1st chapter online: http://cogito.lagado.org/sites/default/files/Gaskin.pdf

Entire book online:http://cogito.lagado.org/sites/default/files/GaskinTheUnityoftheProposition.pdf

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar - R. Gaskin

29 Apr 2009 11:00
29 Apr 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will read the first chapter of Gaskin's book, with focus on the first six sections.

Venue: Aula Mondolfo, via Zamboni 38.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Hacker

29 Apr 2009 15:00
29 Apr 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

Peter Hacker (Oxford) will give a talk on "Meaning and Use".

Venue: Aula Mondolfo, via Zamboni 38.

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: Wilson

22 Apr 2009 15:00
22 Apr 2009 17:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss "Predicate Meets Property" by Mark Wilson. Discussion leader: Paolo Leonardi Minute taker: tba

Philosophy of Language Reasearch Seminar: C. Travis, 1997, "Pragmatics"

15 Apr 2009 15:00
15 Apr 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will read Charles Travis' essay "Pragmatics"
 
Discussion Leader: Andrea Marino
Minute Taker: tba

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar - J. King "Tense, Modality and Semantic Values"

8 Apr 2009 15:00
8 Apr 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will read King's essay "Tense, Modality and Semantic Values"
 
Discussion Leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi
Minute Taker: tba

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