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Events in the Philosophy of Language and Mind

26.10.2018
Section of Logical Rhetoric and the Jagiellonian Centre for Law, Language, and Philosophy would like to invite everyone interested in the topic to participate in a series of lectures in the philosophy of language and mind, as well as to workshops in the philosophy of language.

Cracow 3rd Series of Lectures in the Philosophy of Language: Francois Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

21 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Speech Acts
22 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Direct Reference
23 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Contextualism and Compositionality

Workshop "Context and Content: From Language to Thought", 24 May 2018
invited speakers: Francois Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris), Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska (Warsaw University), Michael Murez (Université de Nantes)

Cracow 4th Series of Lectures in the Philosophy of Language: Michael Murez (Université de Nantes)

29 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 28 - Michael Murez: Mental Files: An Introduction
29 May 2018, 7:00 o.m., Room 28 - Michael Murez: Mental Files: Challenges and New Directions

If you would like to participate in the events, please contact Prof. Katarzyna Kijania-Placek at: katarzyna.kijania-placek@uj.edu.pl.
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Events in the Philosophy of Language and Mind

01.10.2018
Section of Logical Rhetoric and the Jagiellonian Centre for Law, Language, and Philosophy would like to invite everyone interested in the topic to participate in a series of lectures in the philosophy of language and mind, as well as to workshops in the philosophy of language.

Cracow 3rd Series of Lectures in the Philosophy of Language: Francois Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

21 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Speech Acts
22 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Direct Reference
23 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Contextualism and Compositionality

Workshop "Context and Content: From Language to Thought", 24 May 2018
invited speakers: Francois Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris), Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska (Warsaw University), Michael Murez (Université de Nantes)

Cracow 4th Series of Lectures in the Philosophy of Language: Michael Murez (Université de Nantes)

29 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 28 - Michael Murez: Mental Files: An Introduction
29 May 2018, 7:00 o.m., Room 28 - Michael Murez: Mental Files: Challenges and New Directions

If you would like to participate in the events, please contact Prof. Katarzyna Kijania-Placek at: katarzyna.kijania-placek@uj.edu.pl.
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Peter Gärdenfors

15.06.2018
Section of Logical Rhetoric and the Department of Cognitive Science would like to invite everyone interested in the topic to participate in lectures by Professor Peter Gärdenfors (Lund University): "The evolution of teaching. How Homo became docens" and "A semantic theory of word classes". *** Peter Gärdenfors is a Professor of Cognitive Science at Lund University. His main research areas concern models of concept formation and semantics and their applications in robotics, as well as the evolution of thinking and language. His most important publications include "Conceptual spaces: the geometry of thought" (2000, MIT Press), "The dynamics of thought”, (2005, Springer) oraz "Geometry of meaning: semantics based on conceptual spaces" (2014, MIT Press). *** "The evolution of teaching. How Homo became docens" Abstract: Something happened during the evolution of Homo sapiens that also made us Homo docens – the teaching animal. Based on evidence about animal and hominin learning, I analyze the evolution of intentional teaching by a series of levels that require increasing capacities of mindreading and communication on the part of the teacher and the learner: (1) evaluative feedback, (2) drawing attention, (3) demonstrating, (4) communicating concepts, (5) explaining relations between concepts and (6) narrating. As regards the archaeological evidence for the different levels, I argue that even early stone tool technologies required intentional teaching by demonstration. *** "A semantic theory of word classes" Abstract: Within linguistics a word class is defined in grammatical terms as a set of words that exhibit the same syntactic properties. In this lecture the aim is to argue that the meanings of different word classes can be given a cognitive grounding. It is shown that with the aid of conceptual spaces, a geometric analysis can be provided for the major word classes. A universal single-domain thesis is proposed, saying that words in all content word classes, except for nouns, refer to a single domain.
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Modality in Physics - call for abstracts

31.05.2018
The Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków organizes a conference "Modality in Physics", dedicated to the explanation of the role of modalities in theoretical physics. Does the physical reality have an irreducible modal aspect? Are there modal properties, objects or other conceptual tools that are indispensable to understand physical theories? If they are not indispensable, can taking them into account still allow a better interpretation of physical theories? If this is the case, what type of modalities should we associate with particular physical theories?
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Cracow 10th Cognitive Science Conference

13.05.2018
The Department of Cognitive Science of the Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University invites to Cracow 10th Cognitive Science Conference, dedicated to the topic "Technology".
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