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.
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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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.
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!
The workshop is pleased to announce a practice job talk by Ryan Bochnak, a PhD candidate in Linguistics, this Friday, 11.30am-1.30pm in Wieboldt 408. Ryan’s talk is entitled “Comparatives and cross-linguistic semantics”. You can read more about his work on his website.
Matt Teichman’s talk will instead be on February 8th, at the same time and place, and the remainder of our schedule this quarter will be as advertised in the schedule.
The first meeting of the workshop in Winter Quarter will be on Friday, January 18th, 11.30am-1.30pm, in Wieboldt 408 (same time, new location), featuring Daniel Lassiter, a postdoc in the Computation and Cognition Lab at Stanford, who got his PhD in Linguistics at NYU in 2011 and an MA in Philosophy from Otago in 2005. Dan’s talk is quite thrillingly entitled “Compositional Probabilistic Models of Vagueness: Computational Implementation, Experimental Evidence, and Cognitive Implications”. Please join us!
And here is our preliminary schedule for Winter Quarter.
The workshop is pleased to announce a special additional meeting on Friday, December 14th, at the usual time, 11.30am, in an unusual location, Stuart 209, in order to discuss recent work by Malte Willer on epistemic modals. Please join us for this our last session of the term!
The next meeting of the workshop will be this Friday, November 30, 11.30am-1.30pm, in Harper Memorial 148. Our speaker is Ezra Cook, a graduate student in philosophy at Northwestern University, whose paper is entitled “Epistemic Modals and Common Ground”. Please join us!
The next meeting of the workshop will be this Friday, November 16, 11.30am-1.30pm, in Harper Memorial 148. Our speaker is Kristina Liefke, doctoral fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, and the topic is “A Single-Type Semantics for Natural Language”. For further information see Kristina’s abstract for the talk.
The next meeting of the workshop will be this Friday, November 9, 11.30am-1.30pm, in Harper Memorial 148. Our speaker is David Etlin, postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen. Dr. Etlin’s talk is entitled “Vague Desire: the Sorites and the Money Pump”. Please join us!