Amsterdam Graduate Philosophy Conference 2009

Amsterdam Graduate Philosophy Conference 2009: Call for Papers

Call for Papers 

Theme: Meaning & Truth

The conference is dedicated to exploring new ideas on what has been and remains a fundamental theme in the philosophy of language, namely, the relation between meaning and truth. We invite papers from researchers who have an original contribution to make regarding the role of truth in a theory of meaning, the role of meaning in a theory of truth, or even the question of whether meaning and truth are actually related in an interesting way.

The conference is motivated by the ongoing debates and discussions that pose new challenges on how to conceive of meaning and of truth, and the relation between them. Some areas of interest here include: truth-functional vs. proof-theoretic semantics; semantic theories of truth; the role of context in interpretation; semantic normativity; deflationism; meaning as use; inferentialism; compositionality; vagueness; the semantics-pragmatics interface; language evolution.


Confirmed Invited Speakers

- Kathrin Glüer-Pagin (Stockholm)

- Alex Miller (Birmingham)

- Peter Pagin (Stockholm)

- François Recanati (Paris / St Andrews)

- Martin Stokhof (Amsterdam)


Submission Information

We invite submissions in the form of short papers (not longer than 4000 words) accompanied by short abstracts (not longer than 500 words). The deadline for submission is June 10 and it should follow the on-line submission form, available here. Candidates eligible for submission are graduate students and those who have completed a doctoral dissertation within the last three years.

Successful candidates will be allotted a 45-minute time slot, comprising of a 25-minute presentation, a short commentary by an appointed speaker and discussion with the audience. Candidates will be notified by July 15 of whether their paper has been accepted for presentation. The speakers will have the chance to send a revised version of their paper, as well as a revised version of their abstract for publication in the conference book of abstracts.

Please note that submitting an abstract does not automatically count as registration for the conference. Those who wish to participate must formally register for the conference; full details on how to do so can be found here.

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Important Dates

Submission deadline: 10 June 2009

Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2009