[PLing] WKAP: Angelika Kratzer on Epistemic Modals on Thursday, 17th May 16.30h 3D NIG

Max Kölbel max.koelbel at univie.ac.at
Wed May 9 15:13:10 CEST 2018

https://wkap.phl.univie.ac.at/programm-201718/ <https://wkap.phl.univie.ac.at/programm-201718/>angelika-kratzer/

Liebe KollegInnen und Interessierte:
Dear colleagues and interested individuals:

Nächste Woche Donnerstag, 17.5.2018, 16.30–18.30h, Raum 3D im NIG, Universitätsstr. 7, die siebte Sitzung des Wiener Kolloquium Analytische Philosophie:
Next week on Thursday, 17/5/2018, 16.30–18.30h, room 3D in NIG, Universitätsstr. 7, seventh session of the Vienna Colloquium in Analytic Philosophy:

Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
What’s an epistemic modal?

Abstract: Epistemic modals like English “might” have a special place in contemporary philosophy. They seem to give rise to distinctive puzzles and are therefore considered to be “semantically distinctive in ways that set them apart from other modals in significant respects” (Yalcin 2016). In this talk, which reports joint ongoing work with Jonathan Phillips (Harvard University), we use a detailed case study of English “might” versus “could” to argue for a unified semantics for epistemic and non-epistemic modals that projects modal domains from pieces of reality in a completely uniform way.

As always, the speaker will be taken to dinner after the talk (provisionally: “Rebhuhn”). Those wishing to join are asked to let us know in advance, so that we can make arrangements. Please email Sandrine Klot (alexandra.klot at univie.ac.at <mailto:alexandra.klot at univie.ac.at>) by Wednesday 16th of May in the morning.

WKAP 2018–19:

Next academic year, 2018–19, WKAP will be jointly organized by Max Kölbel, Herlinde Pauer-Studer and Hans-Bernhard Schmid. The Programme will include: 

Christina Bicchieri (Pennsylvania)
Stephen Finlay (USC)
Katherine Hawley (St Andrews)
Tobias Rosefeldt (HU Berlin)
Johanna Thoma (LSE)
Laura Valentini (LSE)

The regular meeting time in 2018–19 will be Thursdays 16.45 to 18.45.

Wiener Kolloquium Analytische Philosophie
Alle Details unter: https://wkap.phl.univie.ac.at/ <https://wkap.phl.univie.ac.at/>

Max Kölbel

Institut für Philosophie
Universität Wien
Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG)
1010 Wien

Tel: +43 1 4277 46470

max.koelbel at univie.ac.at <mailto:max.koelbel at univie.ac.at>

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