The purpose of the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe (SPE) colloquia is to provide a forum for presenting research in the interface between linguistic semantics and various areas of philosophy (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind/cognition, metaphysics etc.). Previous colloquia have taken place in Paris (SPE1, 2008 and SPE3, 2010), London (SPE2, 2009), Bochum (SPE4, 2011), Turin (SPE5, 2012), St. Petersburg (SPE6, 2013), Berlin (SPE7, 2014), Cambridge (SPE8, 2015), Padua (SPE9, 2017) and Barcelona (SPE10, 2018). This year’s Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium features a general session as well as two special sessions:
There will also be two invited lectures on the influence of the Lvov-Warsaw School on contemporary semantics and philosophy of language.
For the general session, we invite any contributions on topics at the interface of linguistics an philosophy, including but not limited to work on truth and meaning, the architecture of language, reference, attitude reports, the formal ontology of language, the relation between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, semantics and the brain, and semantics of other symbolic systems.
Each special session will be preceded by a tutorial given by Natalia Karczewska (University of Warsaw) and Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska (University of Warsaw) (Session I) and by Kit Fine and Friederike Moltmann (Session II). The tutorials will take place on the 20th September in the afternoon.
Scientific Committee: Tadeusz Ciecierski (University of Warsaw), Kit Fine (New York University), Justyna Grudzińska-Zawadowska (University of Warsaw), Friederike Moltmann (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/New York University), Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska (University of Warsaw), Adam Przepiórkowski (University of Warsaw/Polish Academy of Sciences), Maria Spychalska (University of Cologne), Jakub Szymanik (University of Amsterdam).