Two of the most basic capacities of the human mind are its capacity for conceptual thinking and the capacity for linguistic communication. This workshop brings together an international group of philosophers discussing how these two capacities are related to each other. The workshop aims at answering key questions such as: Is linguistic meaning a function of speakers’ intentions? Do intentions determine the interpretation of context-sensitive expressions? Does conceptual thinking determine linguistic meaning? The workshop aims to address these issues, and others, in order to throw new light on the relation between our thought and talk.
- Jonas Åkerman (Stockholm)
- Dorit Bar-On (Connecticut/Berlin)
- Peter Brössel (Bochum)
- Robyn Carston (UCL)
- Tamara Dobler (UEA)
- Christopher Gauker (Salzburg)
- Torfinn Huvenes (Oslo)
- Richard Moore (Berlin School of Mind and Brain)
- Nina Poth (Bochum)
- Andreas Stokke (University of Umea)
- Emanuel Viebahn (Humboldt Universitat, Berlin)
Talks will begin at 9am and end at 6pm on both days. Attendance is free. In order to register, please write to Julien Murzi (j dot murzi dot gmail dot com) by May 1, 2016.