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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 seminar on Pluralism - Pluralism x 3

1 Apr 2015 15:00
1 Apr 2015 15:00
Europe/Rome

Sebastiano Moruzzi will discuss Pedersen's paper on the connections between three types of pluralism (alethic, logical andf ontological)

Philosophy of language seminar on Pluralism - Ontological pluralism

11 Mar 2015 15:00
11 Mar 2015 18:00
Europe/Rome

Matteo Plebani will lead a session on ontological pluralism.

The primary reference text is Turner (2010), but keep on eye also on MacDaniel (2009). Spencer (2012) is a good survey on the topic.

The others attached papers are for the enthusiasts!

Planning session: phase II pluralism project

25 Feb 2015 15:00
25 Feb 2015 18:00
Europe/Rome

Palnning session for phase II of the pluralism project.

3pm, Sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

Philosophy of language seminar on Pluralism - Douglas Edwards's talk in webconference on 'Truthmaking and the Nature of Truth'.

4 Feb 2015 15:00
4 Feb 2015 18:00
Europe/Rome

Cogito will host Douglas Edwards, from Hamilton College in Clinton, who will present a paper on 'Truthmaking and the Nature of Truth'.

The webplatform will be available at https://webconference.unibo.it/cogito

Venue: Sala rossa, azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Philosophy of language seminar on Pluralism - Gila Sher "Forms of correspondence: the intricate route from thought to reality"

28 Jan 2015 15:00
28 Jan 2015 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss Gila Sher's paper on pluralism:

Sher, Gila (2013). Forms of correspondence: the intricate route from thought to reality. In Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen & Cory D. Wright (eds.), Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates. Oxford University Press. 157--179.

Venue: Sala rossa, azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Discussion leader: Paolo Leonardi

(File attachment: see previous event)

Philosophy of language seminar on Pluralism - Douglas Edwards " Truth, Winning, and Simple Determination Pluralism"

21 Jan 2015 14:00
21 Jan 2015 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss Edwards' paper on Pluralism:

Douglas Edwards. Truth, Winning, and Simple Determination Pluralism, in Truth Pluralism: Current Debates, eds. N. J. L. L. Pedersen and C. D. Wright, Oxford University Press: 113-122. February 2013.

We will also discuss the final sections of Wright's paper on Pluralism:

Crispin Wright “A plurality of pluralisms” in N. Pedersen and C. Wright (eds.) Truth Pluralism: Current Debates, Oxford University Press, 2013, pages 123–153.

Venue: sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

NOTA BENE: 14:00-18:00

CfP: TRUTH AND GROUNDS: deadline is January 15

24 Dec 2014
Europe/Rome

eidos - the Centre for Metaphysics - is proud to announce

TRUTH AND GROUNDS

24 -29 May, 2015 at
Mount Truth, Ascona, Switzerland

and invites abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Philosophy of Language Seminar on Pluralism 9 - research talk of Andrea Strollo - Validity and alethic pluralism

17 Dec 2014 15:00
17 Dec 2014 18:00
Europe/Rome

Andrea Strollo (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) will deliver a talk on alethic pluralism.

Speaker: Andrea Strollo

Title: Quale validità per il pluralismo aletico?

Venue: Sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23 Bologna

Philosophy of Language Seminar on Pluralism 8 - The Problem of Mixed Compounds and Mixed Inference

10 Dec 2014 15:00
10 Dec 2014 18:00
Europe/Rome

This session will focus on the so-called problems of mixed compounds and of mixed inferences.

Discussion leader: Filippo Ferrari & Sebastiano Moruzzi

The problem of mixed compounds and mixed inferences

Literature on the problem of mixed compounds and mixed inferences

Tappolet (1997)‘‘Mixed Inferences: A Problem
for Pluralism about Truth Predicates’’, Analysis, 57 (1997), 209–10;

Sainsbury (1996) "Crispin Wright: Truth and Objectivity" Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Vol. 56, No. 4 (Dec., 1996) , pp. 899-904

JC Beall (2000). On Mixed Inferences and Pluralism About Truth
Predicates. Philosophical Quarterly 50 (200):380-382.

Philosophy of Language Seminar on Pluralism 4 - reading seminar on Lynch (iii)

5 Nov 2014 15:00
5 Nov 2014 18:00
Europe/Rome

Third seminar on Lynch's pluralism.

Micheal P. Lynch Truth as One and Many (OUP 2009) chapters 5 (from section 2) - 6

For the reading material, see file attached below.

Venue: sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Discussion leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi

Minutes from "Philosophy of Language Seminar on Pluralism 3 - Lynch's Truth Pluralism (ii)" on 29 Oct 2014 - 15:00

30 Oct 2014
Europe/Rome

La discussione si è limitata, per ragioni di tempo, al capitolo 4 e alla prima sezione capitolo 5.

Sono emerse diverse perplessità di fondo sulla posizione del funzionalismo aletico pluralista di Lynch:

Minutes from "Philosophy of Language Seminar on Truth Pluralism 2" on 22 Oct 2014 - 15:00

26 Oct 2014
Europe/Rome

Nella discussione di mercoledì scorso sono emersi i seguenti elementi:

Pluralism Project

Different natures of pluralism

Unsurprisingly, pluralism can come in different forms.

Given a predicate or relational expression φ we can distinguish at least four pluralist
theses:

  1. Property pluralism there is more than one φ-attribute (property or relation)
  2. Predicate pluralism there is more than one φ-predicate or relational expression
  3. Semantic pluralism there is more than one φ-meaning
  4. Cognitive pluralism there is more than one φ-concept

Philosophy of Language Seminar on Pluralism 7 - Stefano Caputo's talk on Lynch

3 Dec 2014 15:00
3 Dec 2014 18:00
Europe/Rome

Stefano Caputo (University of Sassari) will deliver a talk on truth-pluralism.

Title: Un problema per il funzionalismo aletico

Speaker: Stefano Caputo

Venue: via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna (aula rossa)

For the reading material see below.

Abstract:

Philosophy of Language Seminar on Pluralism 6 - reading seminar on Wright (ii)

19 Nov 2014 15:00
19 Nov 2014 18:00
Europe/Rome

Second seminar on Wright's pluralism.

Crispin Wright “A plurality of pluralisms” in N. Pedersen and C. Wright (eds.) Truth Pluralism: Current Debates, Oxford University Press, 2013, pages 123–153. [Preprint available online]

Venue: sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Discussion leader: Luca Zanetti

Philosophy of Language Seminar on Pluralism 5 - reading seminar on Wright (i)

12 Nov 2014 15:00
12 Nov 2014 15:00
Europe/Rome

First seminar on Wright's pluralism.

Crispin Wright "Truth: A Traditional Debate Reviewed", Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Vol. 28, Iss. sup1, 1998

For the reading material, see file attached below.

Venue: sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Discussion leader: Filippo Ferrari (online from Aberdeen)

Philosophy of Language Seminar on Pluralism 3 - Lynch's Truth Pluralism (ii)

29 Oct 2014 15:00
29 Oct 2014 18:00
Europe/Rome

Second seminar on Lynch's pluralism.

Micheal P. Lynch Truth as One and Many (OUP 2009) chapters 4 - 6

For the reading material, see file attached below.

Venue: sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Discussion leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi

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