June 26-28, 2019 – University of Salzburg
- Susanne Bobzien (University of Oxford)
- Paul Égré (CNRS Institut Jean-Nicod, École Normale Supérieure)
- Salvatore Florio (University of Birmingham)
- Chris Gauker (University of Salzburg).
- Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University)
- Nick Jones (University of Birmingham)
- Øystein Linnebo (University of Oslo)
- Friedrike Moltmann (CNRS-IHPST and New York University)
- Julien Murzi (University of Salzburg)
- Augustín Rayo (MIT)
- Lorenzo Rossi (University of Salzburg)
- Ian Rumfitt (University of Oxford)
- Keith Simmons (University of Connecticut)
- James Studd (University of Oxford).
- Gabriel Uzquiano (University of Southern California)
The topics of the workshop are semantic paradox, context, and generality. There are deep relations between semantic paradoxes, such as the Liar, and theories of context shift, generality, and quantification. For instance, in contextualist theories of truth, paradoxical sentences fail to express any proposition in their original context of reasoning, but express a proposition in a richer context, where new propositions are available for expressions. Analogously, in a tradition that goes back at least to Russell and Zermelo, paradoxical reasoning are seen as “diagonal” arguments that expand any given domain of quantification. In this workshop, we will investigate the relations between semantic paradoxes, context relativity, and generality. We are interested in questions such as: Do paradoxical reasoning impose some form of context shift? Does this show that semantic predicates, or expressions involving them more generally, are context dependent in some special way? Do semantic paradoxes force a rejection of absolute generality?
- University Library (Hauptbibliothek)
- Hofstallgasse 2-4, 5020 Salzburg
To be announced