We are pleased to announce that the last talk in the speaker series of the Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning Research Group for this academic year will be given by Emeritus Prof. Peter Gärdenfors from Lund University (co-hosted with the Dartmouth PhilLab).
The title of his talk is “Theory of Mind and the Evolution of Cognition”.
Please join us for an exciting UConn History Department event, “Hispanic/Latinx Antifascism and the Spanish Republican Cause in the United States, 1936-1977.”
The panel will meet on Friday, April 23rd from 12:00-1:15 PM EST. This talk will be on Zoom and will include panelists Dr. Ariel Mae Lambe (Assistant Professor of History at the University of Connecticut), Dr. Cristina Pérez Jiménez (Assistant Professor of English at Manhattan College), and Dr. Montse Feu (Associate Professor of Spanish at Sam Houston State University).
Dr. Chris Vials, Professor of English and Director of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, will serve as moderator and commentator. All are welcome.
For more information about the talk, contact the event's organizer, Dr. Ariel Mae Lambe (email@example.com).
Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Virtual International Consortium for Truth Research (VICTR) will have a talk by Eduardo Barrio (University of Buenos Aires), on “Anti-exceptionalism, Truth, and the BA-Plan” on April 26, 10:00am EDT / 14:00 UTC.
Abstract: Anti-exceptionalism about logic states that logical theories have no special epistemological status. Such theories are continuous with scientific theories. Contemporary anti-exceptionalists include data about semantic paradoxes as a part of the logical evidence. Exploring the Buenos Aires Plan, the recent development of the metainferential hierarchy of ST-logics shows that there are multiple options to deal with such paradoxes. There is a whole ST-based hierarchy, of which LP and ST themselves are only the first steps. The logics in this hierarchy are also options to analyze the inferential patterns allowed in a language that contains its own truth predicate. This talk explores these responses analyzing some reasons to go beyond the first steps. I will show that LP, ST, and the logics of the ST-hierarchy offer different diagnoses for the same evidence: the inferences and metainferences the agents endorse in the presence of the truth-predicate. But even if the data are not enough to adopt one of these logics, there are other elements to evaluate the revision of classical logic. How close should we be to classical logic? Which logic should be used during the revision? Should a logic be closed under its own rules? How could a logic obey the validities it contains? And mainly, which is the best explanation for the logical principles to deal with semantic paradoxes? I will argue that, if the answers to these questions are provided from an anti-exceptionalist perspective, ST-metainferential logics in general are the best available options.
Expression, Language, and Music (ELM) is to be a biennial conference that brings together researchers from linguistics, music theory, anthropology, neurobiology, cognitive science, philosophy, and more, with the aim of integrating recent findings and insights from diverse perspectives concerning, e.g. the significance of emotional expression for both music and language, the importance of systematic structure in both music and language, and the interrelations between expressive, musical, and communicative capacities and their relevance for understanding the emergence of language (in ontogeny and phylogeny). Future conferences may focus more narrowly on a subset of these topics.
We are tentatively scheduling the inaugural in-person meeting of ELM for August 20-22, 2022.