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BILATERALISM, INDEPENDENCE, AND COORDINATION

From: 2018-02-22 To:2018-02-22

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    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
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    Mind, Language & Action
  • MLAG RESEARCH SEMINAR 2017-2018

    BILATERALISM, INDEPENDENCE, AND COORDINATION

    Gonçalo Santos (Universidade de Lisboa)

     

    22 de fevereiro 2018 (quinta-feira)

    15h30 | Sala 301 (Piso 3)

    Entrada livre

     

    Resumo: Unilateralism is a theory of meaning according to which the meaning of a sentence is given by its assertion conditions. To describe the meaning of a sentence, we only need to describe the conditions that entitle us to assert that sentence. Bilateralism is a theory of meaning according to which the meaning of a sentence is given by its assertion and denial conditions. According to the bilateralist, to describe the meaning of a sentence, we need to describe the conditions that entitle us to assert and the conditions that entitle us to deny that sentence. The bilateralist argues that assertion and denial are different speech acts, and that assertion conditions are independent of denial conditions. It might happen that there are not now, never have been and never will be grounds to assert a sentence and yet we cannot assert its negation. The bilateralist understanding of assertion and denial also contains two coordination principles. These principles coordinate assertion and denial for all sentences. I argue that the independence between assertion and denial is incompatible with the coordination of these speech acts.

     

    Nota Biográfica: Membro do Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, financiado por uma bolsa de investigação pós-doutoral da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia sob a orientação do Professor António Zilhão. Doutorado pela Universidade de Barcelona (2012) com uma tese sobre generalidade absoluta orientada pelo Professor José Martínez. Foi ainda estudante visitante na Universidade de Oxford e na Universidade de Londres. Anteriormente, concluiu os seus estudos de licenciatura e mestrado em filosofia na Universidade de Lisboa (http://cfcul.fc.ul.pt/equipa/gbaptistasantos.php).

     

    Imagem: Perle Fine, Untitled (1940)

     

    Programa MLAG Research Seminars: http://ifilosofia.up.pt/activities/mlag-research-seminar-2017-2018

     

    Organização:
    Research Group Mind Language and Action Group (MLAG)
    MLAG Seminars 2017-2018 (Sofia Miguens, Luís Veríssimo, Diana Couto, José Pedro Correia)

    Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto - FIL/00502
    Financiamento: FCT

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