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Sun Feb 20 2011

Confs: Philosophy of Language, Semantics, Syntax/France

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        1.     Alexandra Arapinis , Workshop on Actions, Products, and Propositional Content

Message 1: Workshop on Actions, Products, and Propositional Content
Date: 20-Feb-2011
From: Alexandra Arapinis <alexandra.arapinismalix.univ-paris1.fr>
Subject: Workshop on Actions, Products, and Propositional Content
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Workshop on Actions, Products, and Propositional Content

Date: 12-Mar-2011 - 12-Mar-2011
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Alexandra Arapinis
Contact Email: alexandra.arapinismalix.univ-paris1.fr
Meeting URL: http://semantics.univ-paris1.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

(In the context of the ANR-DFG project NOMINAL)

IHPST, Grande salle, 13 rue du Four, 75006 Paris (metro Mabillon)

In 1912 the Polish philosopher K. Twardowski published a very interesting
article 'Actions and Products' distinguishing between actions such as
'jumping', 'screaming', 'thinking', 'believing', and 'expecting' and their
corresponding (physical or mental) products such as a 'jump', a 'scream', a
'thought', a 'belief', and an 'expectation'. A special case of that distinction is
the distinction between 'judging' and (the historically important notion of)
a 'judgment'. Only mental products and not actions can be true (beliefs,
judgments) or fulfilled (expectations). The distinction between actions and
products is of great interest to both philosophers of language and linguists
working on nominalizations. This workshop is about the philosophical
distinction itself as well as related act-based conceptions of propositional
content in early analytic philosophy as well as recent philosophy of
language (as in the work of Hanks and Soames). It furthermore addresses
the linguistic distinctions between corresponding types of nominalizations in
natural languages.

10.00-11.00: Maria van der Schaar (Leiden University)
'The Act of Assertion and the Assertion Made'

11.00-11-15: Coffee break

11.15-12.15: Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, CNRS/Paris 1/ENS)
'Ontologies of Act-Based Conceptions of Sentential Content'

12.15-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-15.00: Elena Soare (Université Paris 8)
'Aspectual Distinctions Inside Event Nominals'

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.00: Per Martin-Löf (Stockholm University)
'On the Triple Action/Product/Propositional Content'

16.00-17.00: Alexandra Arapinis (IHPST, CNRS/Paris 1/ENS)
'Truth-Bearers in Judgement Theory: Historical and Contemporary
Perspectives'

17.00-17.30: Discussion
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