[PLing] Workshop "Disagreement in Semantics", MAY 7-8

Dan Cristian Zeman dan.zeman at univie.ac.at
Mon Apr 16 15:31:22 CEST 2018

Dear all,

This is an announcement for the workshop "Disagreement in Semantics", to 
be held at the University of Vienna on MAY 7-8. The workshop aims to 
engage with recent developments in the contemporary debate about the 
semantics of perspectival expressions (predicates of taste, aesthetic 
adjectives, moral terms, epistemic vocabulary, gradable adjectives etc.) 
between relativism, contextualism, absolutism and expressivism. There 
will be 8 external speakers whose papers will receive comments from 
members of the department.

Here is the program of the workshop:

Monday, May 7
10.00-11.15: Isidora Stojanovic (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod), 
"Disagreements about Taste vs. Disagreements about Moral Matters"
Comments: Carlos Núñez (University of Vienna)
Coffee break
11.30-12.45: Sanna Hirvonen, "Two Error Theories for Judgments of Taste"
Comments: Tom Fery (University of Vienna)
14.00-15.15: Alexander Davies (University of Tartu), "Meta-linguistic 
Negotiation, Coordination and Identity Display"
Comments: Katharina Anna Sodoma (University of Vienna)
15.15-16.30: Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska (University of Warsaw), 
"Faultless and Genuine Disagreement over Vague Predicates"
Comments: Robin McKenna (University of Vienna)
Coffee break
16.45-18.00: Julia Zakkou (University of Hamburg/Free University Berlin) 
& Alexander Dinges (University of Hamburg), "A Direction Effect on Taste 
Comments: Max Kölbel (University of Vienna)
20.00: Dinner

Tuesday, May 8
9.00-10.15: Mihai Hîncu (Valahia University of Târgoviște) & Dan Zeman 
(University of Vienna), "On Wyatt's Absolutist Solution to the Problem 
of Faultless Disagreement"
Comments: Delia Belleri (University of Vienna)
10.15-11.30: Marián Zouhar (Comenius University), "On the Insufficiency 
of Taste Expressivism"
Comments: Triinu Eesmaa (University of Vienna)
Coffee break
11.45-13.00: Alexander Dinges (University of Hamburg), "Relativism and 
Comments: Victoria Lavorerio (University of Vienna)

More information (including the abstracts of the talks) can be found at 

Hope to see many of you there!


Dan Cristian Zeman, PhD
Lise Meitner Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Vienna
Department of Philosophy
Universitätsstraße 7
1010 Wien
Room: A0322
dan.zeman at univie.ac.at

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