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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2nd Logic and Language Conference, 21-22 Mar 2014, London (U.K.)

Please note that early registration on-line discount has been extended to 
Mon 24 Feb (2359hrs). INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY Centre for Logic and 
Language presents

Second Logic and Language Conference
Fri 21 - Sat 22 March, 2014
Senate Room, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1
Registration: (early registration discount deadline extended to 24 Feb 2359hrs)
Full programme:

9.30-10.00 Registration and Coffee

10-11.30 Crispin Wright (NIP/NYU)
Making sense of faultless disagreement: the uselessness of relativism, and how to do better
Chair: Julien Murzi (Kent)

11.30-1.00 Rosanna Keefe (Sheffield)
Validity, Normativity and Degree of Belief
Chair: Nick Jones (Birmingham)

1.00-2.00 Lunch (own arrangements)

2-3.30 Ephraim Glick (St Andrews)
What is a Singular Proposition?
Chair: Jonathan Payne (IP)

3.30-4.00 Tea

4.00- 5.30 Alex Silk (Birmingham)
Discourse Contextualism and Embedding
Chair: Dorothy Edgington (Birkbeck)

5.30-7.00 Stephen Neale (CUNY/Birmingham)
The Metaphysics of Aphonics and Implicit Reference
Chair: Susanne Bobzien (All Souls College, Oxford)

7-8.30 Reception, sponsored by OUP

9.30-10.00 Late Registration and Coffee

10-11.30 Sarah Sawyer (Sussex)
Judgement, motivation and reason
Chair: Guy Longworth (Warwick)

11.30-1.00 James Studd (Oxford)
Abstraction reconceived
Chair: Lee Walters (Southampton)

1.00-2.30 Lunch (own arrangements)

2.30-4.00 Anna Mahtani (LSE)
Deference and Designators
Chair: Daniel Rothschild (UCL)

4.00-4.30 Tea

4.30- 6.15 Ian Rumfitt (Birmingham)
Lecture in honour of Michael Dummett
Chair: Barry Smith (IP)