RIP Conference at UCL

2018 ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENTAL CONFERENCE ON EXPRESSIVISMS, KNOWLEDGE AND TRUTH

October 19 and 20, 2018

Venues and timetable: 

Friday 19, from 13:00 to 17:00, Senate House, Mallet Street, room G

Saturday 20, from 10:00 to 16:00, Philosophy Department UCL, Seminar Room

Organized by UCL Philosophy Department (Maria J. Frapolli) and sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy

Speakers (in alphabetical order):

D. Bar-On (University of Connecticut), C. Besson (University of Sussex), M. Chrisman (University of St. Andrews), M.J. Frapolli (University of Granada/UCL), H. Price (University of Cambridge), K. Sharp (University of St. Andrews), I. Stojanovic (Institute Jean Nicod, CNRS, Paris), N. Villanueva (University of Granada), J. Zalabardo (UCL)

The burst of non-descriptivist approaches to meaning and content has shaken the foundations of the philosophy of language and of mind in the last decades. Non-descriptivism, in its different brands (all varieties of hybrid expressivisms, and semantic inferentialism among them), has exposed the limits of the tradicional descriptivist paradigm and opened up new patterns of understanding the origin of meaning and the mechanisms of linguistic communication. Nevertheless, non-descriptivism is not free from difficulties. The most pressing of them concerns their compatibility with the discourses of knowledge, truth and disagreement. Debating this compatibility is the aim of this workshop.

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