New perspectives on truth and deflationism
January 26-7, 2018 – University of Salzburg
Call for Papers
- Dora Achourioti (ILLC & AUC, University of Amsterdam)
- Cezary Cieśliński (University of Warsaw)
- Henri Galinon (Université Clermont Auvergne)
- Volker Halbach (University of Oxford)
- Leon Horsten (University of Bristol)
- Carlo Nicolai (University of Utrecht)
- Lavinia Picollo (MCMP, Munich)
- Thomas Schindler (University of Cambridge/MCMP, Munich)
The topic of the workshop is deflationism about truth: the thought that ‘true’ is a device of generalization whose presence in the language is justified for exclusively expressive purposes. The view can be traced back to Ramsey, and has been the object of much recent debate. We are interested in questions such as: What is the use of ‘true’ in natural languages? Must a deflationary theory of truth be nonconservative? Must deflationary truth be nonclassical? Is a deflationary account of truth compatible with a truth-conditional account of meaning?
We invite submissions for 35-40-minute presentations (with 25-20 additional minutes for discussion). Submissions should take the form of either a 1000 word abstract or a full paper of no more than 4000 words, with a 150-200 word abstract. Contact details – authors’ names, postal address, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address – should be given separately. Submissions should be sent by e-mail in an attached file in .pdf, .ps or .rtf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted abstracts and papers will be blind refereed.
We will be able to cover the accommodation expenses of authors of accepted papers, and we may be able to cover some of the travel costs, depending on the success of our funding applications.
- Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2017.
- Communication of acceptance: November 15, 2017.
- Deadline for registration: January 1, 2018.
- Conference: January 26-7. 2018.
- Julien Murzi (Salzburg)
- Lorenzo Rossi (Salzburg)
Further information will be available on the conference website. For questions or any other queries, please contact Julien Murzi (j.murzi AT gmail.com) or Lorenzo Rossi (lorenzo.rossi AT sbg.ac.at).
The workshop is sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and is hosted by the Philosophy Department KGW at the University of Salzburg.