Workshop Ordinary language and contextualism
From: 2014-05-19 To:2014-05-21
Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
Mind, Language & Action
“Ordinary language and contextualism”
(Org. Sofia Miguens and Bruno Ambroise*)
19 th-21st may 2014
Sala de Reuniões | FLUP
In philosophy of language contextualism is most often an inspiration to technical work on the implications of pragmatic phenomena for the semantic structure of a language, or its representation in a theory. The aim of this workshop is rather, prescinding from the question of the proper treatment of pragmatic phenomena in a linguistic theory, to consider the implications of occasion-sensitivity for the nature and objectivity of thought. It will focus particularly on the role assigned to sensitivity to occasions in the philosophy of J. L. Austin and of Wittgenstein, and particularly the bearing they see in it for philosophical method. By thus examining its origins in philosophical thought we hope to come better to understand its role, or roles, in current thought.
DAY 1 - Monday, 19th May
15h00 - 16H00 | Charles Travis (MLAG), What Words are For
16h00 - 16H30 | Reply by Jean-Philippe Narboux (U. Bordeaux 3)
16h30 |General discussion
DAY 2 - Tuesday, 20th May
09h30 - 10h05 | Bruno Ambroise (CNRS/CURAPP), On Austin and Travis on Truth
10h05 - 10h20 | Reply by João Santos & Sofia Miguens (MLAG, U. Porto)
10h20 - 10h30 | Break
10h30 - 11h05 | Valérie Aucouturier (VUB/FWO), Travis and Intentionality
11h05 - 11h20 | Reply by João Santos (MLAG, U. Porto)
11h20 - 12h30 | General discussion
Sala do Departamento de Filosofia
14H00 - 17H00 | Meeting about the futures events in the context of the GDRI & discussion on the translation of Charles Travis' work into French and Portuguese.
DAY 3 - Wednesday, 21st May
9h30 - 10h05 | Layla Raïd (U. Picardie/CURAPP), To mean and “vouloir dire'': Wittgenstein's remarks on French grammar
10h05 - 10h20 | Reply by Sofia Miguens.
10h20 - 11h00 | General Discussion
12h00 | Extra Programme Talk: Dan O’Brien, More Testimony and Lies'
* In the context of CNRS network PloCo “ORDINARY LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY AND ORDINARY CONCEPTIONS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES”
Organização: Grupo de Investigação Mind, Language and Action Group / Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto
Financiamento, avaliação e auditoria do Instituto de Filosofia:
FCT / COMPETE / QREN / UE