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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.

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Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Geach "Reference and Generality" I

11 Feb 2009 11:00
11 Feb 2009 11:00
Europe/Rome

First round of discussion on Geach's chapt. 2 of Reference and Generality (Cornell UP, 1962).

Discussion leader: Paolo Leonardi

Geach's Chapter, here

Philosophy of Language - Research Seminar - Lewis "Index,, Content and Content"

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

Discussion of David Lewis' "Index, context and content"

Discussion leader: Eugenio Orlandelli

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Goddard “Predicates, relations and categories”

25 Mar 2009 11:00
25 Mar 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

Discussion of L. Goddard's (1968) “Predicates, relations and categories” (Australasian Journal of Philosophy 44: 139-71).

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Ryle's "Categories"

4 Mar 2009 11:00
4 Mar 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

Discussion of G. Ryle's 1937 "Categories" (Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 38: 189-206).
http://philosophy.ru/library/ryle/categ.html
Venue: prof. Leonardi's office, via Azzo Gardino 23, IV floor.
Minute taker: Elisabetta Lalumera.

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Quine

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

Discussion of W.V.O. Quine's Philosophy of Logic (Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs: 1971), chap.3.

Venue: prof. Leonardi's office, via Azzo Gardino 23. IV floor (Bologna).

Discussion leader: Eugenio Orlandelli.

Minute taker: tba.

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Ramsey "Universals"

25 Feb 2009 11:00
25 Feb 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

Discussion of F.P. Ramsey's (1931) “Universals” (The Foundations of Mathematics and Other Esayas London Routledge& Kegan Paul, pp. 112-37).
Discussion leader: Alessia Marabini
Minute taker: Andrea Marino

Philosophy of Language - Research Seminar - Stanley&King II and Stalnaker

11 Feb 2009 15:00
11 Feb 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

Discussion of

  1. Last section of Jeffrey C. King and Jason Stanley (2005) 's "Semantics, Pragmatics, and The Role of Semantic Content"
  2. Robert Stalnaker (1970) "Pragmatics."

 
Discussion leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Geach "Reference and Generality" II

18 Feb 2009 11:00
18 Feb 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

Second round of discussion on Geach's chapt. 2 of Reference and Generality (Cornell UP, 1962).

Discussion leader: Paolo Leonardi

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar

4 Feb 2009 11:00
4 Feb 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss chapters III e IV of P.F. Strawson's Subject and Predicate in Logic and Grammar.

Discussion leader: Andrea Marino

Philosophy of Language - Research Seminar

4 Feb 2009 15:00
4 Feb 2009 18:00
Europe/Rome

Discussion of Jeffrey C. King and Jason Stanley's "Semantics, Pragmatics, and The Role of Semantic Content"

Discussion leader: Delia Belleri

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Strawson II

28 Jan 2009 11:00
28 Jan 2009 13:00
Europe/Rome

Discussion on P.F. Strawson's chapts. III and IV of Subject and Predicate in Logic and Grammar

Discussion leader: Andrea Marino

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