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“Themes from Travis: Language, Perception and the Early Analytic Legacy”, UEA, UK

From: 2012-06-29 To:2012-07-01

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Group MLAG (2012 - 2015) now integrated in:
  • Thematic Line

    Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
  • Research Group

    Mind, Language & Action
  • “Themes from Travis: Language, Perception and the Early Analytic Legacy”

    Data: 29 de Junho - 1 de Julho de 2012

     University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

    The aim of this conference is to explore the consequences of Charles
    Travis’s position for the possibility of systematic theoretical
    investigation into human psychology and linguistic understanding. In
    particular, our intention is to open up a forum for debate and
    discussion of the current status of Travis’s work in relation to those
    issues upon which his ideas have exerted the most influence, such as the
    semantics-pragmatics interface, perceptual disjunctivism, and (more
    generally) theories of representational content, each of which have come
    to dominate current research in analytic philosophy.

    The conference will bring together a group of distinguished philosophers
    who have engaged directly with Travis’s work over the years.

    Keynote speakers are:

    John Collins (UEA)
    Mark Kalderon (UCL)
    Guy Longworth (Warwick)
    Michael Martin (UCL)
    Marie McGinn (UEA)
    Francois Recanati (Institute Jean Nicod)
    Peter Sullivan (Stirling)
    Charles Travis (KCL)
    Joan Weiner (Indiana)



    Mark Kalderon (UCL) – “Experiential Pluralism and the Power of Perception”
    John Collins (UEA) – “Perceiving Language: Issues between Travis and Chomsky”
    Michael Martin (UCL) – TBA


    Guy Longworth (Warwick) – “Something about John L. Austin”
    Francois Recanati (Institute Jean Nicod) – “Semantic Reference and Speaker’s Reference”
    Charles Travis (KCL) – “Thread By Thread”

    Including: Young Researchers Session (Alex Davies, Michael O’Sullivan)


    Marie McGinn (UEA) – “Travis versus McDowell and Wright on Wittgenstein and Rule Following”
    Peter Sullivan (Stirling) – TBA
    Joan Weiner (Indiana) – “Frege, Benacerraf and the Beast of Reality”

    Including: Round-Table Session with Mark Kaplan, Anna Bergqvist, Oskari Kuusela, Nat Hansen and others

    This will be the first conference aimed explicitly at investigating
    Travis’s unique contribution to contemporary philosophy, and we believe
    that it will provide an essential opportunity for postgraduates and
    established academics alike to share views and to take part in direct
    discussion with Charles Travis and other leading figures in the field.

    This conference is made possible by the generous support from Mind
    Association, The Aristotelian Society and UEA School of Philosophy.

    Conference organisers:

    Alun Davies
    Tamara Dobler
    Ben Walker

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