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Philosophy of linguistics
Duration
05 Sep 2011 - 09 Sep 2011
Language
English
Course directors:
Peter Ludlow, University of Michigan, United States
Barry Crawford Smith, Institute of Philosophy London, United Kingdom
Frances Egan, Rutgers University, United States
Dunja Jutronić, University of Split, Croatia
Nenad Miščević, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Course description:

This is the seventh year of the course Philosophy of lingustics. There are a number of themes that are discussed every year like: What is the nature of languuage? Is langauge something material, physical, mental, sociatal or abstract? What kind of knowledge is the knowledge of language.? What is the relationship of language and mind?

At the directors meeting this year in Dubrovnik the directors were unanimous in the idea of inviting prof. Kent Bach (UCLA) to our next philosophy of linguistics conference to take place Sept. 5th to 9th, 2011. We decided to dedicate a day or two of the conference to his work. This work is central to a growing interest at our conferences in the "semantics-pragmatics" distinction. We would invite people to write papers about Ken Bach’s work. We are also pleased to announce that Kent Bach has accepted our invitation and will comment on the presented papers himself.

Course lecturers:
John Collins, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Michael James Devitt, City University of New York, Graduate Center, United States
Kent Bach, San Francisco State University, United States
Barry Crawford Smith, Institute of Philosophy London, United Kingdom