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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: MacFarlane's book, chapter 4

19 May 2010 15:00
19 May 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

 

Reading material attached below

 

Further optional readings:

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: MacFarlane Book - chapter 3

5 May 2010 11:00
5 May 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

 
Reading material attached below
 
Further optional readings:

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: Soames on Relative Truth

28 Apr 2010 15:00
28 Apr 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome
  •  Reading: S. Soames (forthcoming)True at
  • Discussion leader: Michele Palmira
  • Venue: sala Rossa, III floor, Via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

 
Reading material attached below
 
Further optional readings:

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: Truth and Antirealism

21 Apr 2010 15:00
21 Apr 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome
  •  Reading: C. Wright, 2001 "On Being in a Quandary. Relativism vagueness logical revisionism" Mind, 110 (437):45-98
  • Discussion leader: Sebastiano Moruzzi
  • Venue: sala Rossa, III floor, Via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

 

Reading material attached below

 

Further optional readings:

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: Truth and Success

14 Apr 2010 15:00
14 Apr 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome
  • Discussion leader: Giorgio Volpe
  • Venue: sala Rossa, III floor, Via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

 
Reading material:

  • P. Kitcher, 'On the Explanatory Role of Correspondence Truth', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2002), pp. 346-364 [attached below]

 
Further optional readings:
 
Background reading

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: Kripke on Truth

7 Apr 2010 11:00
7 Apr 2010 13:45
Europe/Rome
  •  Reading: Kripke, S., 1975, “Outline of a theory of truth”, Journal of Philosophy, 72: 690–716 [attached below]
  • Discussion leader: Paolo Leonardi
  • Venue: sala rossa, III floor, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

 

Reading material attached below

 

Further optional readings:

Philosophy of Language Reading Seminar: Planning Session

17 Mar 2010 15:00
17 Mar 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

Venue: Sala Rossa, III floor, via AzzoGardino 23, Bologna.

We we will have a planning session dedicated to select the next readings on truth and relativism (focusing on themes related to the Truth&Relativsm June conference).

Please think about a possible reading list before the session.

You can already make proposals here:

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: *EXTRA SLOT* Lo Piparo on Names and Numbers

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

Speaker: Franco Lo Piparo (University of Palermo)

Title: "Nomi e numeri"

Venue: Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Dinner with Berto

24 Feb 2010 19:30
24 Feb 2010 21:30
Europe/Rome

Dinner with Berto:

  • Time: Wednseday February 24th, 7.30pm
  • Place: Cucchiaio D'oro, via Petroni 6a, Bologna

Please sign up, if you are interested.

Philosophy of Language Reaserch Seminari: [extra slot] Francesco Orilia on Relational Properties

25 Feb 2010 11:00
25 Feb 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. Francesco Orilia (Macerata) will deliver a talk on relational properties.

  • Speaker: Francesco Orilia (Macerata)
  • Title: "Il problema dell'ordine relazionale"
  • Venue: sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Recanati on relativism

10 Mar 2010 11:00
10 Mar 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome
  •  Reading: 'Moderate Relativism' by François Recanati, in (eds.) M. Garcia-Carpintero, M. Koelbel: Relative Truth, Oxford: OUP, 2008, pp. 41-62
  • Discussion leader: Delia Belleri
  • Venue: Sala Rossa, II floor, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

 
Reading material attached below
 
Further optional readings:

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar (joint event with Logic Seminar): Cesare Cozzo on Truth

22 Apr 2010 14:00
22 Apr 2010 15:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. Cesare Cozzo (University of Rome - La Sapienza) will deliver a talk.

  • Speaker: Cesare Cozzo
  • Title: Il ruolo della nozione di verità
  • Venue: aula Mondolfo, III floor, via Zamboni 38, Bologna

The talk will be followed by another talk of Gabriele Usberti.

Philosophy of Language - Research Seminar: Andrea Marino's talk

10 Mar 2010 15:00
10 Mar 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

Andrea Marino will deliver a talk related to "Referential Uses", his PhD project.

  • Speaker: Andrea Marino
  • Venue: sala rossa, III floor, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Alessia Marabini'talk on Analiticity

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

Alessia Marabini will deliver a talk related to her PhD project.

  • Speaker: Alessia Marabini
  • Title: "Some remarks on Analyticity and the A Priori in the Williamson-Boghossian debate"
  • Venue: sala rossa, III floor, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

Philosophy of Language Seminar: Micheal Devitt on Linguistic Intuitions

16 Apr 2010 11:00
16 Apr 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. Micheal Devitt (CUNY) will give a talk on linguistic intuitions.

  • Speaker: Micheal Devitt
  • Title: Linguistic Intuitions Revisited [paper attached below, focus on Part I with some brief mentions of II and III.]
  • Venue: aula Roveri, ground floor, via Zamboni 38, Bologna
  • See also the papers listed in this page for further bibliography on the topic.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar (joint event with Logic Seminar): Gabriele Usberti on Truth, Antirealism and Empirical Statements

22 Apr 2010 16:00
22 Apr 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. Gabriele Usberti (University of Siena) will deliver a talk.

  • Speaker: Gabriele Usberti
  • Title: "Una nozione antirealista di verità per gli asserti empirici"
  • Venue: aula Mondolfo, III floor, via Zamboni 38, Bologna

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Fabrizio Cariani's talk on Geach's Puzzle and Williams' Gambit.

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

prof. Fabrizio Cariani (Northwestern University) will give a talk.

  • Speaker: Fabrizio Cariani
  • Venue: Sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna
  • Title:Geach's Puzzle and Williams' Gambit.

Abstract

Truth and Relativism Conference

3 Jun 2010 09:00
6 Jun 2010 19:00
Europe/Rome
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The event is organized by prof. Paolo Leonardi (University of Bologna) and prof. Diego Marconi (University of Turin) and it comes at the end of the national research project Aspects of Truth.

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Carlo Penco on Truth and Indexicality

5 May 2010 15:00
5 May 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome
  • Speaker: Carlo Penco (University of Genoa)
  • Title: tba
  • Venue: Sala Rossa, III floor, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar: Marian David on Truth and Correspondence

3 Feb 2010 15:05
3 Feb 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss Marian David paper on correspondence and truth:

  • Reading: Chapter 4 of the book "Correspondence and Disquotation: An Essay on the Nature of Truth" by Marian David, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).
  • Discussion leader: Andrea Marino
  • Venue: sala rossa, III floor, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

Please find the reading material attached below.

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