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LINGUIST List 22.1386

Thu Mar 24 2011

Confs: Semantics/Germany

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Message 1: Contexts, Perspectives, and Relative Truth
Date: 16-Mar-2011
From: Erik Stei <steiuni-bonn.de>
Subject: Contexts, Perspectives, and Relative Truth
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Contexts, Perspectives, and Relative Truth

Date: 09-Jun-2011 - 11-Jun-2011
Location: Bonn, Germany
Contact: Elke Brendel Erik Stei
Contact Email: relativismuni-bonn.de
Meeting URL: http://rvps2011.net/relativism/

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Meeting Description:

Surely, we might have different opinions about whether or not it is fun to
ride a roller coaster. But can they both be true? And are we really
disagreeing in case they are? Relativists typically tend to answer both
questions in the affirmative. As innocent as this position may seem at first
sight, it certainly involves some rather dramatic changes in the way
philosophers usually think about formal semantics. Then again, these
changes seem to offer elegant solutions to further problems besetting
semantics, such as the assessment of future contingents, the variability of
knowledge ascriptions and the correct analysis of epistemic modals.

The conference will be concerned with different relativist proposals, with its
consequences, and with possible alternative analyses of the phenomena
motivating relativism





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