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LINGUIST List 18.2526

Wed Aug 29 2007

Confs: Philosophy of Language,Semantics/France

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Message 1: Ontology and Semantics
Date: 29-Aug-2007
From: Alexandra Arapinis <alexandra.arapiniswanadoo.fr>
Subject: Ontology and Semantics
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Ontology and Semantics

Date: 18-Oct-2007 - 19-Oct-2007
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Friederike Moltmann
Contact Email: pluralityuniv-paris1.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Semantics

Meeting Description:

'Plurality, Unity, and Structure in Ontology and Semantics'

This workshop focuses on ontological, logical and linguistic issues concerning
plural reference, on conditions constitutive of the unity of objects in general,
and on the question of the unity or plurality of collections, kinds, and masses
in particular. The presentations are to an extent work-in-progress.

Preliminary program:

Massimiliano Carrara and Enrico Martino (University of Padua):
'On the Alleged Innocence of Mereology'

Giorgio Lando (University of Geneva):
'Can Sets be Objects of Reference?'

David Liebesman (Cornell University):
'Mass Nouns as Kind-Referring'

Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris):
'Plural Reference: Some New Applications and Challenges'

Alex Oliver (Cambridge University):
TBA

Philippe de Rouilhan(IHPST, Paris):
TBA

Gabriel Uzquiano (Oxford University):
TBA


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