Friday October 11: Haim Gaifman

October 8th, 2013

Please join us as we explore a Frege-inspired theory of names with Haim Gaifman, professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.

Speaker: Haim Gaifman
Title: Procedural Names and Descriptive Names
Time: 11:30 am to 1:20 pm
Date: October 11, 2013
Location: Harper 148 (campus map)

This week, we will be meeting at our usual time and location for the fall, 11:30-1:20 in Harper 148.

Friday October 4: Rebekah Baglini

October 1st, 2013

For our first meeting of the year, the Linguistics and Philosophy workshop is pleased to welcome Rebekah Baglini, PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Chicago.

Speaker: Rebekah Baglini
Title: States in the Semantic Ontology
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Date: October 4, 2013
Location: Landahl Center seminar room (campus map)

Note that this Friday, we will not be meeting at our standard time or location. Instead, we will be meeting an hour and a half earlier than usual, in the Landahl Center seminar room in the basement of the Social Sciences building. Next week, we will resume our regular meetings in Harper 148, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Friday May 24: Haim Gaifman, “Vagueness, tolerance and contextual logic”

May 22nd, 2013

The Workshop is very pleased to announce a talk by Haim Gaifman, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, entitled “Vagueness, tolerance and contextual logic”, this Friday, May 24, 11.30am-1.30pm, in Wieboldt 111.

The talk will relate to Part 1 (pp. 7-29 of the document) of this 2010 paper (corrected draft) that appeared in a Synthese volume on Language and Vagueness.

Anyone who believes they may need assistance in attending or fully participating in the workshop should contact the graduate coordinator in advance (djagannathan@uchicago.edu).

Friday May 17: Chieu Nguyen, “Transforming Epistemic Vagueness in Quantificational Contexts”

May 14th, 2013

The Workshop is very pleased to announce a talk by Chieu Nguyen (UofC Linguistics) entitled “Transforming Epistemic Vagueness in Quantificational Contexts”, this Friday, May 17, 11.30am-1.30pm, in Wieboldt 111.

Monday May 6: Galit Sassoon, “Size adjectives as adjectives”

April 30th, 2013

The workshop is pleased to welcome Galit Sassoon (Bar Ilan University) for a talk entitled “Size adjectives as adjectives” next Monday, May 6, 10.00am-12.00noon in Classics 312 (Linguistics department lounge). Please note the special day, time, and location. [UPDATE, May 1: The talk may be rescheduled shortly to 12.00-2pm to avoid a conflict.]

Anyone who believes they may need assistance in attending or fully participating in the workshop should contact the graduate coordinator in advance (djagannathan@uchicago.edu).

April 5: Heather Burnett: “The Logical Foundations of Adjectival Scale Structure”

April 2nd, 2013

The workshop is delighted to welcome Heather Burnett (Institut Jean-Nicod, ENS, Paris & Université de Montréal) for a talk this Friday entitled “The Logical Foundations of Adjectival Scale Structure”, an abstract for which is below. The workshop will meet this quarter in Wieboldt 111 at the usual time (11.30am-1.30pm on Fridays). Take a look at our provisional Spring Quarter schedule.

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March 8: Nicholas Koziolek, “Towards a Neo-Fregean Theory of Propositional Attitude Ascriptions”

March 4th, 2013

The workshop is delighted to welcome this week Nicholas Koziolek, a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at the UofC. Nic’s talk is entitled “Towards a Neo-Fregean Theory of Propositional Attitude Ascriptions”, and we’ll meet as usual in Wieboldt 408 from 11.30am-1.30pm on Friday. This will be the last meeting of the workshop in Winter Quarter. Take a look at our provisional Spring Quarter schedule.

March 1: Stewart Shapiro, “Vagueness, open-texture, and retrievability”

February 25th, 2013

This Friday, the workshop welcomes Stewart Shapiro, Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University for a talk entitled “Vagueness, open-texture, and retrievability” (Wieboldt 408, 11.30am-1.30pm). An abstract for Professor Shapiro’s talk follows:
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February 22: Walter Pedersen (McGill), “A scalar analysis of again”

February 17th, 2013

The workshop is pleased to present Walter Pedersen, from the Department of Linguistics at McGill University, on Friday, February 22nd, 11.30am-1.30pm in Wieboldt 408. Walter’s talk is entitled “A scalar analysis of again” (see abstract for more details). Please join us!

As a reminder, the workshop will return to the theme of vagueness next Friday, March 1st at the usual time and place, with a talk on “Vagueness, open-texture, and retrievability” by Stewart Shapiro, O’Donnell Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University.

February 8: Matt Teichman, “Characterizing Kinds”

February 4th, 2013

The workshop is pleased to present our own Matt Teichman, a PhD student in Philosophy, this Friday, February 8th, 11.30am-1.30pm in Wieboldt 408.
Matt’s talk is entitled “Characterizing Kinds”. Please join us!