17.05.2019

Truthmaker Semantics: Applications in Philosophy and Linguistics

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: hamburgrelevance@gmail.com
Deadline: 17.05.2019
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Hamburg
Datum: 29.07.2019
Uhrzeit: 09:30 Uhr
Ende: 31.07.2019 18:30

Kit Fine and the Emmy Noether Project Relevance are delighted to announce a conference on truthmaker semantics and its applications in philosophy and linguistics, to take place July 29-31, 2019 at the University of Hamburg. The conference is funded by Prof Fine’s Anneliese Maier Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as well as by the DFG.

 

Truthmaker semantics deviates from the familiar framework of possible world semantics in two fundamental and related ways. First, the notion of a possible world is replaced by a more general notion of a state that applies to any fragment of a world. Second, a sentence is taken to be made true by a state only if every part of the state is involved in rendering the sentence true. A significant advantage of truthmaker semantics over the possible worlds approach is that it connects sentences with the worldly items that are directly relevant to their truth, thereby allowing important and intuitive hyperintensional distinctions to be drawn in a natural and formally elegant way.

 

The conference will bring together leading experts on truthmaker semantics and junior researchers. The confirmed keynote speakers are

 

- Kit Fine (NYU)

- Mark Jago (Nottingham)

- Friederike Moltmann (CNRS Paris, NYU)

- Daniel Rothschild (UCL)

- Steve Yablo (MIT)

 

More information, including a call for extended abstracts, is available at relevanceproject.wordpress.com/events/tmsconference/.

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