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AISB event Bulletin Item

CONFERENCE: "Contexts, Perspectives, and Relative Truth", 9-11 June 2011, GERMANY

Contact: relativism@uni-bonn.de

University of Bonn

Surely, we might have different opinions about whether or not it is fun to ride a roller coaster.
But can they both be true? And are we really disagreeing in case they are? Relativists typically 
tend to answer both questions in the affirmative. As innocent as this position may seem at first
sight, it certainly involves some rather dramatic changes in the way philosophers usually think 
about formal semantics. Then again, these changes seem to offer elegant solutions to further 
problems besetting semantics, such as the assessment of future contingents, the variability of 
knowledge ascriptions and the correct analysis of epistemic modals. The conference will be 
concerned with different relativist proposals, with its consequences, and with possible alternative
analyses of the phenomena motivating relativism.

Kent Bach (San Francisco)
Elke Brendel (Bonn)
Jessica Brown (St. Andrews)
Herman Cappelen (St. Andrews)
Wayne Davis (Georgetown)
Andy Egan (Rutgers)
Manuel Garca Carpintero (Barcelona)
Christoph Jger (Innsbruck)
Nikola Kompa (Bern)
Max Klbel (Barcelona)
Peter Lasersohn (Illinois)
Dan Lpez de Sa (Barcelona)
Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh)
Jonathan Schaffer (ANU/Rutgers)
Benjamin Schnieder (HU Berlin)

Contact information and registration:

Elke Brendel & Erik Stei
Institut fr Philosophie
Universitt Bonn

The conference is part of the Rhine Valley Philosophy Summer 2011, a series of independently 
organized philosophical events. See http://rvps2011.net/ for further information.