Genericity in Philosophy and Linguistics ("The Generic Workshop")

Страна: Великобритания

Город: Cambridge

Тезисы до: 15.07.2015

Даты: 03.10.15 — 05.10.15

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: bnickel@fas.harvard.edu

Организаторы: Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

 

The goal of this workshop and the subsequent special issue of Inquiry is to provide a forum for new work on genericity, especially work focused on drawing out the connections between the study of generics and other areas of philosophy, including (but not limited to) metaphysics, (meta-)ethics, epistemology, philosophical methodology, philosophical logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, psychology, and semantics. Contributions from philosophy, psychology, and linguistics are all welcome, so long as they forge connections between the narrowly linguistic study of generics and other fields of philosophy. Questions to be addressed might include

  • How (if at all) does the study of generics help us to understand dispositions?
  • How (if at all) does the study of generics help us to understand kinds?
  • How (if at all) does the study of generics help us to understand laws?
  • How (if at all) does the study of generics help us to understand ethical principles?
  • How (if at all) does the study of generics help us to understand the subject matter of semantics more generally?
  • How (if at all) does the study of generics help us to understand the subject matter of semantics more generally?
  • How (if at all) does the study of generics help us to understand non-monotonic reasoning, defeasible reasoning and/or inductive inference?
  • What is the connection between genericity in language and in thought?
  • Can the study of generics help us understand social prejudice and stereotypes?

In addition to the accepted papers, the workshop will have two keynote speakers: Michael Glanzberg, Professor Jennifer Saul.

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