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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.

Reading Burge IV: The Origins of Objectivity ch. 9

8 Jun 2011 10:00
8 Jun 2011 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will meet to discuss ch. 9 of Tyler Burge's "Origins of Objectivity", titled "Origins". Discussion leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi
Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino 23, III° piano.

Reading Burge III: The Origins of Objectivity ch. 8

1 Jun 2011 10:00
1 Jun 2011 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will meet to discuss ch. 8 of Tyler Burge's "Origins of Objectivity", titled "Biological and methodological backgrounds". Discussion leader: Carmen Granito Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino 23, III° piano.

Reading Burge II: The Origins of Objectivity ch. 7

25 May 2011 14:00
25 May 2011 17:00
Europe/Rome

We will meet to discuss ch. 7 of Tyler Burge's "Origins of Objectivity", titled "Language interpretation and individual representationalism: Quine and Davidson". Discussion leader: Michele Palmira
Venue: Studio di Paolo Leonardi, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino 23, III° piano.

Relativism and Disagreement Workshop 1

20 May 2011 10:00
21 May 2011 13:30
Europe/Rome

20/5/2011

10.00-11.30 M. Carpintero (Barcelona, Logos): Relativism, the Open Future, and Propositional Truth
11.45-13.15 M. Palmira (Modena, Cogito): The epistemic view of faultless disagreement
15.30-17.00 S. Moruzzi (Bologna, Cogito) & A. Coliva (Modena, Cogito): Truth-relativism and disagreement
17.15-18.45 D. Belleri (Bologna, Cogito) Relative Truth, Lost Disagreement and Invariantism on Predicates of Personal Taste

21/5/2011

10.00-11.30 T. Marques (Lisbon, LanCog): Content Disagreement
11.45-13.15 C. Bagnoli (Modena&Reggio Emilia): Coherence and universality in ethics. The case of faultless disagreements

Venue: Sala Rossa, Dipartimento Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo gardino 23, III floor, Bologna

Elijah Millgram's talk on relativism

14 Mar 2011 16:00
14 Mar 2011 18:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. Elijah Millgram, University of Utah

"Relativism, Coherence and the Problems of Philosophy"

Venue: Sala Rossa, Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino 23, III° piano

Online paper: http://www.philosophy.utah.edu/Faculty/millgram/rel.pdf

Handout attached below.

Abstract:

Why is relativism respectable in some academic disciplines but not in
others? Relativism is taken seriously in philosophy, and some
philosophers are relativists; but many, perhaps most, are not. Why is
philosophy a mixed case? I will argue that the different academic

[Philosophy of Language Seminar] Claudia Bianchi 's talk "Impliciti, intenzioni e raccomandazioni"

16 Feb 2011 15:00
16 Feb 2011 18:00
Europe/Rome

Claudia Bianchi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan) will give a talk.

Speraker: Claudia Bianchi
Title: "Impliciti, intenzioni e raccomandazioni"
Date: 16/2/2011
Venue: Sala Rossa, Dipartimento Discipline della COmunicazione, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.
Time: 15-18

[ISA Talks] A. Kenny "The human mind: an understandable machinery, an unsolvable mistery or.... whatever works? " part 2

24 Mar 2011 16:00
Europe/Rome

SA Talks

Speaker: Sir Anthony Kenny (Oxford)

Title: The human mind: an understandable machinery, an unsolvable mistery or.... whatever works? part 2

Venue: tba

Time: 16

[ISA Talks] A. Kenny "The human mind: an understandable machinery, an unsolvable mistery or.... whatever works? " part 1

22 Mar 2011 15:00
Europe/Rome

ISA Talks

Speaker: Sir Anthony Kenny (Oxford)

Title: The human mind: an understandable machinery, an unsolvable mistery or.... whatever works? part 1

Venue: tba

Time: tba

COGITO DAY V

26 Jan 2011 10:30
26 Jan 2011 19:00
Europe/Rome

COGITO DAY V

 

Venue: Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione, Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.  

 

10.45-12.15 Carla Bagnoli (Modena & University Wisconsin-Milwaukee) "The claim of objectivity and the misrepresentation of moral experience"

 

12.15-13.15 Delia Belleri (Bologna & COGITO) "What is semantic under-determinacy?".

 

15.00-16.30 Annalisa Coliva (Modena & COGITO) "One Variety of Self-Knowledge: Constitutivism as Constructivism"

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Samuel Rickless on Descriptivism

15 Jul 2010 15:00
15 Jul 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

prof. Samuel Rickless (San Diego University) will give a talk.

  • Speaker: Samuel Rickless
  • Venue: Sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna
  • Title: Advantages and Disadvantages of Pragmatic Descriptivism .

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Luca Moretti on Scepticism, metaphysical possibilities and fuzzy probabilities

23 Jun 2010 15:00
23 Jun 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

prof. Luca Moretti (Aberdeen University - NIP) will give a talk.

  • Speaker: Luca Moretti
  • Venue: Sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna
  • Title:Scepticism, metaphysical possibilities and fuzzy probabilities
    .

Abstract

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Delia Belleri on Semantic Underdeterminacy

19 May 2010 11:00
19 May 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome
 
  • Speaker: Delia Belleri 
  • Title: "Is Semantically Underdetermined Content really Non-Propositional?"
  • Venue: Sala Rossa, III floor. via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

 

 

Directions - Torino

Turin Map

Conference on Truth (and Relativism), Torino and Bologna, 3-6 June, 2010

Directions - Torino

If you are coming to Torino by plane (Caselle airport), take a taxi (about 30€) or the airport bus to Porta Nuova (5,50€; tickets cannot be bought on the bus. There is a ticket counter on the Arrivals level, next to the Tourist Office). The bus leaves from across the Arrivals section every 45 minutes on holydays (June 2 is a national holyday in Italy). It takes about 40 minutes to Porta Nuova, 35 to Porta Susa.

John MacFarlane's visit

Professor John MacFarlane (Berkeley) will be visiting Cogito from June 7 to June 11 2010.

Prof. MacFarlane will lead a series of five research seminars in Bologna.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: MacFarlane's Seminar 5

11 Jun 2010 15:00
11 Jun 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. John MacFarlane, visiting professor at Cogito from June 7 to June 11, will lead a series of five research seminars.

This is the fifth, and last, seminar of the series.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: MacFarlane's Seminar 4

10 Jun 2010 15:00
10 Jun 2010 15:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. John MacFarlane, visiting professor at Cogito from June 7 to June 11, will lead a series of five research seminars.

This is the fourth seminar of the series.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: MacFarlane's Seminar 3

9 Jun 2010 15:00
9 Jun 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. John MacFarlane, visiting professor at Cogito from June 7 to June 11, will lead a series of five research seminars.

This is the third seminar of the series.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: MacFarlane's Seminar 2

8 Jun 2010 15:08
8 Jun 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. John MacFarlane, visiting professor at Cogito from June 7 to June 11, will lead a series of five research seminars.

This is the second seminar of the series.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: MacFarlane's Seminar 1

7 Jun 2010 15:00
7 Jun 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. John MacFarlane, visiting professor at Cogito from June 7 to June 11, will lead <a series of five research seminars.

This is the first seminar of the series.

Truth and Relativism Conference Schedule

June 3-4 2010, University of Turin

University of Turin, Aula “M. Allara”, Palazzo del Rettorato, via Po 17.

June 3

9.30

Marian David (Notre Dame)

"Relative Is Absolute”

11.15
break
11.30

Cesare Cozzo (Roma "La Sapienza")

“Gulliver's Travels. Part Five”

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