Sokratisk aften ved Rachel Sterken

Foredragsholder: Rachel Sterken, førsteamanuensis i filosofi ved IFIKK, UiO

Tittel: Generalisation, Context and Communication

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Foredragsholder: Rachel Sterken, førsteamanuensis i filosofi ved IFIKK, UiO

Tittel: Generalisation, Context and Communication

Sammendrag:

This presentation will have two goals. The first is to defend the metaphysical thesis that there is no such phenomena as genericity, i.e., to argue for a form of eliminativism about genericity. The second is to defend a theory of generic sentences on which the unpronounced quantifier expression Gen is an indexical. An important feature of the view is that much of what has appeared to be semantic work is moved into the metasemantics. Rather than create very complex semantic clauses, the proposal is that those complexities are best dealt with in a metasemantic theory. Many of the puzzles which plague theories of generics are treated as instances of more general puzzles having to do with metasemantics and implicit, context-sensitive communication.

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Publisert 15. nov. 2017 20:41 - Sist endret 17. sep. 2018 21:59