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Workshop: Bilateral Approaches to Meaning

20 June - 22 June

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Bilateral approaches to meaning Workshop organized by the project EXPRESS: From the Expression of Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist Semantics https://inferentialexpressivism.com/ 20 – 22 June 2019 University of Amsterdam and Institute for Logic, Language and Computation Supported by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 758540). Confirmed speakers: Maria Aloni (ILLC, Amsterdam) Teresa Marques (Logos, Barcelona) Greg Restall (Melbourne) David Ripley (Monash) Lucas Rosenblatt (Buenos Aires) David Beisecker (Nevada)…
Bilateral approaches to meaning Workshop organized by the project EXPRESS: From the Expression of Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist Semantics https://inferentialexpressivism.com/ 20 - 22 June 2019 University of Amsterdam and Institute for Logic, Language and Computation Supported by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 758540). Confirmed speakers: Maria Aloni (ILLC, Amsterdam) Teresa Marques (Logos, Barcelona) Greg Restall (Melbourne) David Ripley (Monash) Lucas Rosenblatt (Buenos Aires) David Beisecker (Nevada) Sebastian Speitel (UC San Diego) Peter Hawke and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld (ILLC, Amsterdam) Leïla Bussière (ILLC, Amsterdam) Luca Incurvati and Julian Schloeder (ILLC, Amsterdam) Description Traditional semantics gives the meaning of expressions in terms of conditions on one kind of primitive (e.g. truth, assertion, belief). Bilateral approaches hold that the meaning of expressions is characterized in terms of conditions on two, usually opposite primitives (e.g. truth and falsity, assertion and rejection, belief and disbelief). Recent years have witnessed the independent development of a variety of bilateral approaches to analyze phenomena such as negation, epistemic modality and counterfactuals, from both a proof-theoretic and a model-theoretic perspective. The workshop will bring together researchers  from either perspective in order to provide a venue for the systematic exploration of commonalities, differences and potential interactions between such approaches. Are there natural points of contact between the various bilateral approaches? Can a unified bilateral approach be developed? What advantages, if any, does it have over the standard unilateral approach? What is the remit of bilateral semantics in formal semantics and/or philosophy of language? What is the linguistic, cognitive, or metaphysical status of meanings given in terms of bilateral semantics? Are there further areas of application for bilateral approaches? Should the bilateral approach be further expanded into a multilateral approach? Registration Attendance is free. Registration is not mandatory, but if you are planning to attend, please let us know by sending a message to inferentialexpressivism@gmail.com (subject: Registration to EXPRESS Workshop) before 5 June 2019. Practical information about the conference venue will be posted in due course on the conference website ( https://inferentialexpressivism.com/workshop/ ). Contacts Conference website: https://inferentialexpressivism.com/workshop/ Email: inferentialexpressivism@gmail.com Organization The workshop is organised by the ERC-funded project EXPRESS: From the Expression of Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist Semantics, hosted by the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam. The EXPRESS team consists of Luca Incurvati (PI), Giorgio Sbardolini (Postdoc) Julian Schlöder (Postdoc), and Leila Bussiere (PhD student).

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Start:
20 June
End:
22 June
Website:
https://inferentialexpressivism.com/workshop/

Bilateral approaches to meaning

Workshop organized by the project EXPRESS: From the Expression of
Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist Semantics

https://inferentialexpressivism.com/

20 – 22 June 2019

University of Amsterdam and Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Supported by the European Research Council under the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no.
758540).

Confirmed speakers:

Maria Aloni (ILLC, Amsterdam)

Teresa Marques (Logos, Barcelona)

Greg Restall (Melbourne)

David Ripley (Monash)

Lucas Rosenblatt (Buenos Aires)

David Beisecker (Nevada)

Sebastian Speitel (UC San Diego)

Peter Hawke and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld (ILLC, Amsterdam)

Leïla Bussière (ILLC, Amsterdam)

Luca Incurvati and Julian Schloeder (ILLC, Amsterdam)

Description

Traditional semantics gives the meaning of expressions in terms of
conditions on one kind of primitive (e.g. truth, assertion, belief).
Bilateral approaches hold that the meaning of expressions is
characterized in terms of conditions on two, usually opposite
primitives (e.g. truth and falsity, assertion and rejection, belief
and disbelief). Recent years have witnessed the independent
development of a variety of bilateral approaches to analyze phenomena
such as negation, epistemic modality and counterfactuals, from both a
proof-theoretic and a model-theoretic perspective. The workshop will
bring together researchers  from either perspective in order to
provide a venue for the systematic exploration of commonalities,
differences and potential interactions between such approaches.

Are there natural points of contact between the various bilateral approaches?

Can a unified bilateral approach be developed?

What advantages, if any, does it have over the standard unilateral approach?

What is the remit of bilateral semantics in formal semantics and/or
philosophy of language?

What is the linguistic, cognitive, or metaphysical status of meanings
given in terms of bilateral semantics?

Are there further areas of application for bilateral approaches?

Should the bilateral approach be further expanded into a multilateral approach?

Registration

Attendance is free. Registration is not mandatory, but if you are
planning to attend, please let us know by sending a message to
inferentialexpressivism@gmail.com (subject: Registration to EXPRESS
Workshop) before 5 June 2019.

Practical information about the conference venue will be posted in due
course on the conference website (
https://inferentialexpressivism.com/workshop/ ).

Contacts

Conference website: https://inferentialexpressivism.com/workshop/

Email: inferentialexpressivism@gmail.com

Organization

The workshop is organised by the ERC-funded project EXPRESS: From the
Expression of Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist
Semantics, hosted by the Department of Philosophy and the Institute
for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam.
The EXPRESS team consists of Luca Incurvati (PI), Giorgio Sbardolini
(Postdoc) Julian Schlöder (Postdoc), and Leila Bussiere (PhD student).

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