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Time and place: Sep. 19, 2017 10:00 AM - Sep. 20, 2017 5:00 PM, GM 667, University of Oslo
Time and place: Sep. 17, 2017 10:00 AM - Sep. 18, 2017 4:00 PM, GM 652, University of Oslo
Time and place: Nov. 14, 2016 10:15 AM - Nov. 17, 2016 4:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes Hus, Room 667
Time and place: Aug. 29, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2016, University of Oslo, CSMN: Georg Morgenstiernes hus, room 652

The course will discuss the nature of conceptual development in general, and specific instances from various domains (science, social/political, and formal disciplines), with an ambition to inform philosophical methodology. Core topics include purposes, aims and mechanisms for developing/revising/engineering concepts, and development of causal concepts as an illustration.

Time and place: June 9, 2015 9:00 AM - June 10, 2015 5:00 PM, Rom 452, Georg Morgenstiernes hus
Time and place: Mar. 11, 2015 10:15 AM - Mar. 12, 2015 3:15 PM, CSMN, Georg Morgenstiernes hus: room 652 (Wednesday) and room 452 (Thursday)

Instructor: Professor Gideon Rosen, Princeton University

Time and place: June 13, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, GM 652
Time and place: June 6, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, GM 652
Time and place: May 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, GM 652
Time and place: May 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, GM 652
Time and place: Apr. 16, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, GM 652
Time and place: Jan. 29, 2013 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, 215, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, Blindern campus of Oslo University

 

The focus of this course will be the view that communication involves inference to the best explanation of an utterance, where in normal cases the best explanation is that the speaker intended to inform the hearer of an intention to inform the hearer of something. This view derives from Grice's work on speaker meaning (1957) and on conversational maxims and implicatures (1975).

We will look at criticisms of this view which aim to show that (all or some) communication is not inferential, or does not involve the recovery of speaker intentions. We will also look at what this view of communication assumes about inference and about metarepresentation, and more broadly, at the explanatory role in cognitive science of talk about inferences over representations.

Time and place: Sep. 5, 2011 10:15 AM - Sep. 23, 2011 12:00 PM, <br/>Georg Morgenstiernes hus, room 141, Blindern
Time and place: Jan. 17, 2011 12:15 PM - Feb. 7, 2011 2:00 PM, <br/>Meeting room 652 in PO-bygget