6 / MENTAL PHENOMENA

Philosophy of Linguistic

7 – 12 September 2009        Send to printer


Course directors

Nenad Miščević, University of Maribor, Croatia
Dunja Jutronić, University of Split, Croatia
Frances Egan, Rutgers University, United States
Peter Ludlow, University of Carolina, United States
Barry Crawford Smith, Institute of Philosophy London, United Kingdom


Course description:

Mental Phenomena: Philosophy of Linguistics, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, Sept. 7th – 12th, 2008.

Monday Sept. 7th

9. 45 h Welcome

10.00 – 11.30 Michael Devitt : Linguistic Intuitions: Some Developments

11.30 - 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 - 13.00 Dunja Jutronić: Which are the data that competence provides for linguistic intuitions (shorter paper)

Lunch 13.00 – 15.30

15.30 – 17.00 Nenad Miščević: Linguistic intuition: sketch of a biography

17.00 – 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 19.00 Peter Slezak: Externalism and Intuitions

Tuesday, Sept. 8th

9.30 – 11.00 Genoveva Marti: Empirical Data and the Theory of Reference

11.00 - 11. 30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13. 00 Belen Soria and Esther Romero: Anomaly in metaphor and experimental tests

Lunch 13.00 – 15.30

15.30 – 17.00 Dean Pettit: The Semantics of ‘Good’

17.00 – 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 19.00 Dan Lassiter: Externalist intuitions and coordination games

Wednesday, Sept. 9h

09.30- 11.00 Robert Matthews: Poverty of the Stimulus Arguments

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Georges Rey: The Psychological Reality of Linguistic Descriptions: How on the One Point on which Collins and Devitt Agree, They're Wrong

Lunch 13.00 – 15.30

15.30 – 17.00 Tom Wasow: Evidence, Explanation, and E-language

17.00 – 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 19 Frankie Egan: Can There be Representation without Representeds?

Thursday Sept. 10th

9.30 – 11.00 John Collins: Concatenation, Merge, and the Creation of Ontology

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Jeffrey Parrott:Toward a unified bio-sociolinguistics? Minimalist mechanisms of variation

Lunch 13.00 – 15.30

15.30 – 17.00 Gareth Fitzgerald: Why Linguistics is a Part of Psychology

17.00 – 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 19.00 Fritz McDonald: Linguistics, Psychology, and the Ontology of Language

Friday, Sept. 11th

9.30 – 11.00 Douglas Patterson: Non-factive Cognitivism in Semantic Theory

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Barry C Smith: Is Linguistic Understanding Perceptual?

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch

Ph. D. students section:

15.00 – 16.00 Tamara Dobler: The life of a sign: Wittgenstein versus Frege versus Formalists

16.00 – 17.00 Alun Davies: Minimalism: Verging on Vacuity

17 00 - 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 18.30 Josko Žanić: Why Conceptual Semantics Is So Cool

18.30 – 19.00 Closing of the conference (plans for 2010)

Saturday free for excursions and the like – whoever is around.


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